Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Emily Hatton has been performing and singing since the age of five, and since then she has been honing her skills – and deploying them in a very impressive debut single, ‘Hades’. This is a country pop gem that is about the dark side of a relationship – specifically, the dark side is a person, represented by Hades, the god of the underworld. While the gods of Ancient Greece don’t often turn up in songs, Hatton uses the metaphor wisely and well.
Growing up, Hatton listened to Fleetwood Mac and James Taylor, and in her late teens started to become influenced by the Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton and Alison Krauss. With those country artists she shares an ability to convey emotion in an authentic way, leaving the listener with a sense of connection and understanding of her story. ‘Hades’ is a great debut single and hopefully there will be more songs to follow.
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