The forceful beauty of the voice and the ear-grabbing chorus first attracted us to “Fall With You,” a single from Emma McGrath. The chorus bears similarities to the texturing of the Haim sisters when they are at their best. But the vocals might need to take a backseat in a review of “Fall With You.” The intelligence in writing the lyrics staked a claim on riding “shotgun.”
The verses of “Fall With You” take an approach in which two clauses play against each other, sometimes for poignancy and other times for irony. Thus, the song begins, “If you don’t know the rules // You won’t know the rules you’re breaking.” The second clause in a sentence often uses words from the first, making the verse more interesting and the point more apparent - “You won’t take the risk // Cause the risk is too great if you take it.” It’s not surprising that Emma McGrath was awarded a prize for songwriting, namely The PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul prize.
What is surprising is that McGrath has her songwriting skills prior to reaching the age of 20. She is from Harpenden, North London, where she began writing her own material at the age of 12. She is scheduled to release a mini-album in early 2020.
The official video for “Fall With You” shows Emma McGrath transforming herself from a cleanup person to a drop-the-mic vocalist who also plays piano, bass, acoustic guitar and drums. For options in acquiring and streaming “Fall With You,” go to http://wmg.click/EmmaMcGrath_FallWithYouCR.