Jullian Records recording artist, singer-songwriter Emily Kinney today releases her new single “False Start.” The song is the second single from her upcoming LP Swimteam, out September 22, 2023.
Emily says, “'False Start' is a song about shame, embarrassment, and considering throwing in the towel. I originally thought 'False Start' would be the name of the whole album as I felt the song encompassed a lot of the themes within the album, but instead took Swimteam from the lyrics 'kinda wanna just quit swimteam entirely.'”
Backed by finger-picked acoustic guitar and droning synths, Emily softly sings about the difficulties that can be experienced while dating and the parallels between that and the rejection that can be experienced in the TV/Film industry.
Of the lyrics Emily says, “I was doing some online dating during the pandemic and one of the guys I was talking to referred to his past couple relationships as false starts and it really stuck with me. Damn, like how embarrassing to be false start as opposed to a fully realized human and/or experience.”
“False Start” is released on the heels of “Walkin Round Your Dreams” which was met with critical praise from critics including Hollywood Life, Sweety High, and Entertainment Tonight. Hollywood Life said the song is “a magnificent alt-pop bop that sees Emily’s voice playfully dart along the dreamy production, all while a funky bassline saunters about, cooly and confidently.”
As a beloved main character in the iconic TV show The Walking Dead, as well as her roles in DC’s The Flash and Arrow, Masters of Sex, Conviction, and many others Emily made an impact with fans worldwide as she expertly navigated being successful in both acting and music. Her experience in acting continued to fuel her lifelong passion for songwriting and music. This new collection of songs is the result of that inspiration.
Emily’s music career has received continuous media accolades in outlets such as American Songwriter, Entertainment Weekly, PopMatters among others who have lauded her efforts. In addition she has almost 2 Million followers across her social platforms with her fans eagerly anticipating this new music.
Emily will be releasing more singles ahead of her album release and will be announcing tour dates later in the year.