The release calendar between Thanksgiving and Christmas isn’t limited to yuletide revelry and holiday jingles, and Emma Danelon is here to remind us of that. The London-based Italian singer is also here to offer a seductive spin through “Howling,” a glowing track with such an electric pulse and bass throb it has our holiday spread all lit up.
“The idea was to create a new hypnotic, dark, strong, unique and avant-garde atmosphere with powerful and straight forward lyrics,” Danelon says. “I felt like it was a period of time in which I needed to let go of toxicity, so I wrote this song.”
It’s an attention grabber for sure, as the bass pounds along mirrored corridors of alt-R&B, trap, grime, and synth-pop, crashing all around in a stirring cocktail of hypnotic-pop as Danelon connects with the hook: “Cuz you’re howling at my door / And I want you on my floor / I’m at the place where you belong / I’ll wait but don’t be long.”
Pause those holiday songs, and set a mood to empower.