Emma Ballantine

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Introducing my new project,'Somebody's Story'

I'm making a new record...with a difference!

I've always loved songs that tell a story - in fact, I'd argue that there are very few that don't tell a story of some kind! One of the things I love most about songwriting is taking people on a journey in just a few lines - whether talking about my own experience, or someone else's.

And that brings me onto my new project, Somebody's Story. I'm making a new record, but this one is going to be a bit different... It will continue my usual storytelling style, but this time instead of telling my own stories, I'll be telling other people's! I'm planning to write, record and release an entire EP based on your stories in just 12 weeks. It's a big challenge and I have no idea how it will turn out, but that's all part of the fun!

So if you're reading this, and there are moments you've thought would make a good song, I'd love you to share them with me! You can email emma@emmaballantine.com to tell me about a memorable moment in your life - perhaps a strange coincidence, or an unforgettable meeting; sudden realisation, a moment you fell in love (or out!) a time a friend came through, or an enemy made you want to punch them (or maybe a time you actually did!)

They might be stories you recite regularly, or perhaps you've never told a soul. I will of course keep the identity of those who share their stories completely secret - unless the originators want to be credited!

This video gives a little introduction to the project:



8.17pm 2nd Sep 2016