Monday, 8 March 2021

Emilia Quinn releases ‘Girl Talk’ to Celebrate the diversity Of International Women’s Day 2021

 Emilia Quinn Releases ‘Girl Talk’ To Celebrate The Diversity Of International Women’s Day 2021

Country singer-songwriter, Emilia Quinn drops ironically titled single ‘Girl Talk’, which challenges the stereotypes associated with being a woman, on International Women’s Day.



















The track features 23 female-identifying musicians, including chart-topping artists.

Featuring: Louise Parker, Jade Helliwell, Emma Moore, Kira Mac, Georgia Nevada, Becky Lawrence, Shannon Hynes, Joey Clarkson, SJ Mortimer, Katy Hurt, Jess T, Sally Rea, Poppy Fardell & FINOLA

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#InternationalWomensDay

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women

LONDON, March 8, 2021: 

Emilia Quinn has today announced the release of her brand-new remotely recorded single Girl Talkwhich will be available to download and stream across all mainstream digital platforms from 8th March 2021 to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Emilia opted to showcase the talents of 22 other female-identifying artists in the ironically-titled single ‘Girl Talk’, which lyrically pokes fun at the stereotypes and common issues womxn face, including casual sexism, being ghosted, and the expectation to fit a certain aesthetic.

Released on International Women’s Day, the song celebrates both the unity and diversity within the collective female identity. Artists featuring on the single hail from a variety of backgrounds, yet all have fallen prey to similar situations which have served only to strengthen their sisterhood and they’re hoping that ‘Girl Talk’ will resonate with other womxn too.

The concept of Girl Talk came about while discussing experiences in and out of the industry with some of my friends. I wrote the song to poke fun at common issues womxn face, not to detract from the gravity of those situations but to give womxn a track that figuratively flips the bird at the perpetrators,” explained Emilia.


The scale of the project grew, and ‘Girl Talk’ became a way of fighting back to the gender imbalance in the music industry. Womxn are underrepresented a lot of the time so this is my way of showcasing some major female talent in the UK scene,” Quinn continued. “Despite the serious underlying message, the track is a fun, upbeat tune for everyone to enjoy. The point of the project is to build a community and empower everyone, one chorus at a time.”

The accompanying music video, released on the same day, was shot remotely via Zoom. Each participant was invited to mime the lyrics to the viewer while ironically doing stereotypically “girly” things to create a sense of satire.

All proceeds from streaming and downloads will be donated to award-winning charity Girls Rock London, who host music camps for girls, women, trans and non-binary people to make roles in the music industry more accessible within a safe space.


The Girl Talk music video to premier at 6pm GMT 8th March



In her own words: As if there weren't enough incredible womxn on the track itself, the video features even MORE amazing people from all walks of life. The whole point of Girl Talk was to share a feeling of empowerment and support those who are often marginalised by showcasing how strong and wonderful they are. This is a track for everyone to enjoy and I am thrilled to showcase a beautiful collection of empowering individuals. The whole video was filmed over video calls with each cast member during lockdown. Distance doesn't stop creativity! It was a pleasure getting to know everyone featured here and I hope you love them all as much as I do! 

ABOUT Girls Rock London: 

(GRL) is an award-winning charity based in Hackney.


They provide high-quality music programming for young and adult women, trans, and non-binary people, with a specific focus on increasing access for people who face barriers to participation. Their vision is of a world where girls, women, trans, and non-binary people are powerful and can achieve their potential.

Their mission is to amplify their voices through music-making and community-building.

Their programmes are aimed at complete beginners as well as experienced musicians, and they work closely with

community partners to respond to the needs of young people experiencing multiple and intersecting disadvantage.

They aim to demystify music-making, challenge gender inequality in the music industry and wider society, and provide safe, nurturing and joyful environments in which people can develop musically, personally and socially.

They are active members of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, a international network of youth-centred arts and social justice organisations. SOCIALS: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY:


International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. 

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

celebrate women's achievements

raise awareness about women's equality

lobby for accelerated gender parity

fundraise for female-focused charities

IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge. #ChooseToChallenge. See http://bit.ly/IWDmail

International Women's Day (IWD) WEBSITE | SOCIALS: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

ICYMI: Voice of a Woman wondered who the best person would be to interview and chat with Emilia Quinn, the conclusion was her supportive partner in life Tammy Barker. Voice of a Woman also thought it would be a great idea to play some of the music form the badass artists who are all involved with Girl Talk.


ABOUT: Voice of a Woman (Facebook | Twitter) showcases exceptional female singer songwriter talent in country, Americana and folk music. This program gives a voice to woman to tell their stories and their truths through song.

Join Linda Conway every Sunday at 6pm GMT repeated on Tuesdays at 4pm on Claremorris Community Radio ccr946.ie.

ABOUT Emilia Quinn Biography

Emilia has been described as a firecracker, weaving together a combination of roots music genres, such as blues, rock and country, whilst bringing her own unique tone to the table. Having grown up with a wide variety of music genres, she takes inspiration from anywhere and everywhere.

Emilia Quinn (Press Photo)

She kicked her performance career off as a Singer-Songwriter at age 11 and swiftly joined a Rock band.

After returning briefly to her Singer-Songwriter career she formed a Blues Rock band and found her feet in Roots music.

She then broke away and went solo, following her own path and creating music close to her heart.

She debuted in the UK Country music scene with her 3-track EP WROTE OFF (released June 8, 2019), recorded in London. The record was a trio of acoustic songs, built with percussion and layers of harmonies, all performed by Emilia herself. This was well received by the scene with some wonderful reviews rolling in.

Emilia’s journey then continued when she started finding her confidence and sass, writing more fiery and gritty tracks, introducing a full band sound to her next single release ‘Mistakes’ (released April 30, 2020). Belles and Gals were lucky enough to interview the Leeds-based singer earlier in January 2020. Emilia said this of her music as: ‘I think if I had to label it it would be alt. Country/americana type music with some grit to it.’  Mistakes was written a couple of years ago, inspired by my past, having a tendency for rocky relationships (something I think a lot of creative people can relate with!). It’s one of my less straightforward songs, as in it isn’t based on just one event or one feeling, it’s more like a patchwork of emotions, situation and experiences. The song explores those different themes from feelings of self-sabotage to going back to something you know you should leave in the past and the journey through that!

Performing solo all the while, Emilia still drew in audiences with her stage presence using just an acoustic guitar, a stomp box and her voice. She found her bookings increasing and fan-base growing rapidly, not just in the Country scene but across several genres. Emilia also started building a fan-base internationally, particularly in the USA and Germany, proving that her music could break boundaries.


The self-released 4-tracker FIRECRACKER (Amazon UK - iTunes), which dropped July 24 2020, proved to be a strong EP entering the iTunes Country Album chart at No8 and rose to number No.3. It also entered the top 100 on all-genres iTunes peaking at No.77. ‘Firecracker’ was mostly recorded and produced during lockdown, which is a testament to how well Emilia can overcome hurdles and adapt her work and career to new situations. Her strong work ethic produced a gritty, fiery and popular record, which was well received by both UK and International press. The EP won Album/EP of the Year 2020 at the Belles and Gals hosted UKCMSA (UK Country Music Spotlight Awards) which was acknowledged by Bob Harris OBE

“Emilia has her own sound, is doing it her way, and has an energy about her that is hard to match.” - Belles and Gals TAG

Cracking set of songs from rising U.K. artist. Superb mix of rock, blues & country sounds anchored around the power & depth of EQ’s vocals. A real treat if you like your Country on the rockier side – James Daykin Lyric Magazine.

The songs are impressing, you deliver just what you promise to the people: straight, honest, powerful songs” - Track by Track Rating 3.8/ 5 Florian Buechting Flyctory

On Dec 4, 2020 Quinn released a 2-track single (WK Records) with the piano driven M.I.L.A and acoustic This World. It was recorded and mixing by Emilia and then sent to her mastering engineer Rich for “a polished touch and some fresh ears”

The artwork – a bold, eyecatching choice – features a scan of an unborn child to reflect innocence amid darkness, a theme she carries into both of these emotional, relatable stories. M.I.L.A (Missing Intensely from my Loving Arms) is an absolute jaw-dropper. On first listen, I was absolutely floored.  We all know by now that Quinn is a powerhouse with a knack for storytelling, but this song is a masterpiece. Produced simply with just a piano and Quinn’s warm, rich vocal, the song tugs at the heartstrings. The raw emotion in her voice is breathtaking. It’s the kind of song you imagine will stun a crowd into silence.  It shows a whole new side to Quinn as a vocalist and a songwriter, and it’s nothing short of magnificent. - Three Chords Country

Emilia's wide influences and knowledge of multiple instruments allows her to write in a very personal and identifiable way. She draws inspiration from her life experiences and lives through her songs, in an effort to make a personal connection with her audience through raw emotion. Emilia’s main goal in her career is to connect with as many people as she can by sharing her music and stories held within her lyrics. She is a dedicated and feisty artist, and definitely one to watch!

She released new single Girl Talk on Women's International Day March 8, 2021.

The self-penned charity single debuted at #6 on the UK Country iTunes Singles Chart and so far has peaked at No.3 (#147 UK iTunes all-genres).

How did this decision come about?

To be honest, the drive to create and release a song to celebrate and empowerment womxn was the first thought before I actually wrote the song. I'd had a conversation with a friend and I has said to her, 'I'm going to write a song called Girl Talk and release it on International Women’s Day' and that kind of spurred the rest of the project on! It's still a very significant day and I wanted to do something big to celebrate it.

Could I please ask you about how the was recording for Girl Talk with someone being in lockdown still?

It was a challenge to overcome but where there is will there's a way. All recording was done remotely, which means all parts in the songs have been recorded up and down the country and even overseas.

All the parts were sent to me, I edited them and then sent them off to a producer who also worked remotely, keeping me updated all the while and hey presto socially distanced single haha. Read full interview at itskellielou.blogspot

Emilia runs Whiskey Kisses Promotions which, so far, has been a Roots, Country and Americana gig promotions company based in Leeds. The decision to start WK came after an intern role she had at a London-based company who put on gigs across multiple genres and exposed her to the organising-only role. After a while of running shows in London, she then moved up to Leeds and broke into the Country music scene. 

EMILIA QUINN Socials:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emiliaquinnmusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/emiliaquinnmusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/emiliaqmusic

Website: https://www.emiliaquinnmusic.com/


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