Emily Weisband shares her insecurities in the vulnerable new song “Naked.” Co-written by Kyle Shearer and Delacey, on “Naked,” Weisband sings of the comparison game as she wonders how an ex is doing in a new relationship.
The nearly four-minute video includes the singer’s inner dialogue with herself and features Weisband literally naked as the song’s relatable lyrics come to life. Alongside memorable pop production, hand-snapped rhythms and Weisband’s emotive vocals, the hurt is evident in her singing style. “I’m going through hell comparing myself,” she croons on the song’s first verse.
“I am a super confident girl. I know who I am, I know my worth but there’s this thing that happens in me when I start comparing myself with other people,” Weisband said in a statement. “My imagination runs wild, and all the slimy lies about me not being good, or pretty, or deserving enough start to fester in me like they’re true.
“We all do this, and we usually do it when we are by ourselves in the dark with no one there to remind us that what we are thinking is total bullshit. My hope is that someone can listen to this and, maybe for three minutes, they can feel a little less crazy, and a little more seen.”
“Naked” follows the release of her debut single “Identity Crisis” in June. Another confessional tune, the stripped down song includes Weisband’s captivating vocals while detailing the many different sides of her personality. Both tracks are featured on her forthcoming EP, due out this fall.
Before she began releasing new music of her own, Weisband had been behind the scenes in the writing rooms in Nashville for years, penning songs for Camila Cabello (“Consequences”), Keith Urban (“Same Heart”), Hilary Scott & The Scott Family (“Thy Will”) and Danielle Bradbery (“Human Diary”), among others.
Watch “Naked” below.