The singer/songwriter opens up about "Quiet Your Mind," the success of "Side Effects" & more on Pop Shop Podcast.
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After cranking out hits for The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX and others, Emily Warren is finally ready to take center stage. The singer/songwriter, our latest guest on the Pop Shop Podcast, stopped by to talk all about her debut solo album, Quiet Your Mind, out Oct. 5. "I spent a few years on the writing side, and I love it and I'll never stop doing it, but there's something that comes with taking everything to the finish line and doing the artwork and doing the videos and everything that's been really satisfying to dip into," Warren says of taking the lead on her independent release.
After being behind the scenes for so long, she says she has a "newfound appreciation" for what artists go through -- but she's trying her best not to hold her album to the same sky-high expectations set by her chart-topping co-writes, like The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down" or Dua Lipa's "New Rules." "One thing that's been really interesting is trying not to compare my artist stuff with the pop stuff I do, because it's in such a different world -- not only stylistically, but obviously with like radio push and label push and all this stuff -- and kind of just managing expectations and thinking, 'This is my creative outlet. I don't need to hold it at the standard of everything else.' It's definitely been a learning experience."