Emma Hewitt - Warrior
February 15th, 2023
**With ‘Warrior’, Emma Hewitt continues her trailblazing run of hybrid singles, leading up to her first artist album in over a decade. First to stores & streams comes her standalone ‘Warrior’ original, which drops today (Feb 15). Just 48 hours later, hot on its tail comes the x Orjan Nilsen version – their part-remix/part-coproduction, stylistic expansion. **
Something for all tastes … and times of the day & night, this is the type of ‘Warrior’ everyone needs.
Behind Emma’s album approach (the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Burn The Sky Down’) lies an innovative and intuitive concept. She’s opted to bring co-producers and collaborators in the moment an idea moves from songbook to studio. This means that both original and alternate versions are produced largely in tandem, bringing evermore artistic synergy to their creative process. Reflectively, that runs through to its natural conclusion: the release of all its versions in close proximity to one another.
Hewitt’s system has already given us the x Markus Schulz & x nowifi interpretations of ‘Into My Arms’, which delivered a time-stands-still / always-remember-where-you-were quality that few others could touch in 2022. That was followed by the x Nourey, x Richard Durand and x Ben Nicky versions of the sublime and nostalgia-steeped, ‘COLLIDE’ in October.
Today, Emma strikes again with her fearlessly themed new single, ‘Warrior’. Backset by slo-mo orchestral elements and mellow string-strung drama, its production emphasizes the meaning of every expressive word of her song. On their co-op, Orjan Nilsen and Emma translate ‘Warrior’ into a clubfloor roar, with shunting drums, jagged electro sub-riffs, tough percussives and honed FX. No mere head nodder or toe-tapper, this ‘Warrior’s aiming straight for the peaktime jugular!