We had the good fortune of connecting with Emilia Garth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emilia, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
My family says I sang before I could even pronounce words correctly as a toddler. I continued singing my whole life except for a few years when I focused more on dancing as a career. I feel like I got into the game late though. Until a couple of years ago, my routine was a 9-5 and then I’d sing on the side. In 2018, I quit my full time job and went to India. During that journey, I heard the call loud and clear to release my music into the world. I couldn’t run away from my dream anymore. Before that, I had releases with my band members from the Miami house music trio Dsided, a Brazilian rap group 3030, and a Colombian rock artist, AJ Rua, but I finally felt ready to release something with my own name on it. I felt like the time had come for me to step up and share a piece of my soul with the world through music. Finally, this was music that had only my name on it- it wasn’t a collaboration or me as a session singer- these were words straight from my soul. It was terrifying and I felt supremely vulnerable: I remember receiving the email from Spotify informing me that my EP “Al Mar” was “live” and available for streaming. It’s one of the most thrilling moments I’ve experienced. But like I said, I couldn’t run away from my dream anymore. I had to go for it!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am currently recording new music that I can’t wait to share! Each song is a message of love and has honest, healing lyrics. I see a future of wellness and unity. My songs are aimed at building that. The songs are so catchy that you start singing along and they become affirmations or mantras so that you heal yourself and love yourself more. I know that my music is not for everyone, but if I can inspire one person each day, then through the ripple effect that person will in turn affect more people in a positive way. I trust in baby steps. That’s how we can make a change. Another important thing I’d like to share is that your life is your song. You are the artist that has the ability to create the masterpiece of your life, and it’s never too late to make changes. The great majority of limitations only exist in your mind.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a beach girl, so I would take them to Miami Beach near the Nobu Hotel to watch the sunrise unperturbed on the first morning. Then we’d go down to Lincoln Road for a stroll and lunch. If an infamous Miami rainstorm began, it would be a great opportunity to check out an exhibit at the PAMM. They always have something interesting and the descriptions are bilingual which I love. We would definitely go to Wynwood to check out the scene on the weekend and eat at 1-800-Lucky. Their food hall concept is perfect to sample different cuisines and satiate any craving. I also loved the Sunday parties when the crew from Relic was hosting. Number 3 Social is another favorite venue of mine- it’s my favorite rooftop in Wynwood and the music is always top-notch. The staff there is like family and you can taste the love they put into everything on the menu. At some point, I would also take them Stand Up Paddleboarding in Biscayne Bay around the Venetian Islands. I see dolphins there all the time!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are three people who stand out: 1. My sister, Noelani Love, also a yoga instructor and singer 2. My best friend, bandmate, and music producer, Ella Romand 3. Marieke Zaanen, a soul sister I met in India
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