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Emilia mixed different genres on her first album
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Emilia mixes pop and urban music on her first album 'Tu crees en mí?'

The album's eight songs are divided between slower and deeper songs, and others that are more daring and brazen.

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The Argentinian singer Emilia Mernes had a goal she hadn't reached yet despite all her music success. Despite her songs having millions of listens on streaming platforms, Emilia had yet to release an album. In an era where artists go viral for their music videos and aesthetics, the 25-year-old young artist hit significant milestones without ever releasing an album. For her achievements, she was considered Rising Latin Artist by Billboard magazine.

She has now released ¿Tú crees en mí?, her first full-length project, where she probes her talent and versatility as a singer who tries different genres. The album's eight songs are divided between slower and deeper songs, and others that are more daring and brazen. It is a mixture of pop and urban music, although there is also room for R&B rhythms.

In an interview in the newspaper La Nación, she said “although there are a lot of genres on the album, I feel that I am everything that is there. It's not a concept album, but it does share an essence and I think it's nice to give this to fans who have been following me for a long time. I know they were waiting for that part of me,” in reference to her more sensitive side.

The highlight of the album is the song "Intoxicao," a collaboration with her compatriot Nicki Nicole. When she composed the melody, which is halfway between trap and hip hop, she thought that Nicole's voice would be a perfect fit. She considers the result was “epic.” The lyrics talk about a toxic love relationship that comes and goes. Both sing together in the chorus: “He always tells me that he is not in love, but at 3 in the morning he called me. I am his heroine I know I have him hooked, in his pupils I see that he is intoxicated.”

The music video was produced by La Nieta Films ft. Bunker and directed by Jess “La Polaca” Praznik. In the video, the two singers perform in a psychiatric hospital, and share a superpower. It is an original song, despite the lyrics dealing with sentimental issues that are common in Latin mainstream music.

In addition, the album has other powerful collaborators. With Duki, her boyfriend, she recorded “Como si no importara,” and Tiago PZK featured on “Rápido lento.” 

The album was produced by Big One, and the production reveals the influences that marked Emilia before starting her career in 2019, such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Pink, Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne.

The album embodies Emilia's artistic evolution in recent years and is a tribute to believing in herself and the musical career she always dreamed of.

“It's my first solo album and I'm excited to finally share it with people. People will be able to see a different and more vulnerable side of me that is scary, but liberating,” she concluded.

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