Emilie Kahn - 'Will You?'
Emilie Kahn gives us another teaser from her upcoming EP ‘Outro’ in morbid yet entrancing new cut, ‘Will You?’.
Emilie Kahn has shed the illusion of being a double act (she previously performed under the slightly kitsch moniker Emilie & Ogden, Ogden is the name of her harp) and with new single ‘Will You?’ beckons in a new chapter The warped layers and Kahn’s enchanting off kilter soprano are reminiscent of Pixx’s particular brand of electro pop. Both artists share a knack for pop sensibilities combined with a predisposition to subvert the expectations contained within them.
The gloriously esoteric intro of ‘Will You?’ soon merges into synth and beats, feeling as if it could jump into a Flume-worthy drop at any moment. Instead it avoids that kind of cliché sound (although it’s not too difficult to imagine a remix hitting the spot), preferring to whir along under its own steam.
The lyrics paint a picture of someone physically falling apart, perhaps nodding towards ageing or illness and is a plea to a loved one to take care of them and stick by them. Opening line, “my hands don’t work so well no more” hangs enticingly over jagged synths, before Kahn makes a pretty intense request in the chorus - “will you take care of me when I’m dying”. Though lyrically morbid, it never slips into the melodramatic and overall the track is an entrancing exploration of dependency and desire.