Emily Burns Shares Moving Single ‘8 Hours Behind’

Penned in the aftermath of a devastating argument...

Emily Burns has shared emotional new single ‘8 Hours Behind’.

Out now, it finds the songwriter on pensive form – lyrically, it digs into a difficult point in her life, a time when a relationship was on the rocks. Softly done, she is respectful towards those feelings, while still asserting her individual voice.

Born in West Lothian, Scotland, and raised in Rugby, Emily Burns taps into a mode of everyday communication, and this makes her work all the more affecting. ‘8 Hours Behind’ describes the aftermath of an argument, a time when the outcome remains in doubt.

Beautifully endearing, ‘8 Hours Behind’ seems to show the songwriter at her most precocious. She comments…

I wrote ‘8 Hours Behind’ about that period of time after a devastating argument. The wishing you hadn’t said what you said, the desperately hoping they’ll change their mind and stay… the moment it really feels like the end.

I had this idea about boarding a flight and travelling to another time zone to try to alter the past. Chasing time in hopes of reversing it. I’m well aware it’s a far-fetched idea but, love can make you crazy right? It’s a song about, perhaps naively, trying anything and everything to turn things around – where a simple 8 hours could change your whole future.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Simone Beyene

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