Canadian R&B star in the making Emanuel releases his new single ‘Worldwide’ via Universal Music Canada and Motown Records. Created in his producer’s basement, the song centres around Emanuel’s agile, distinctive vocals and empowering lyricism. Shimmering melodies and steady beats make up the atmospheric track, which pulls in soul and R&B influences.
Described by Emanuel as a manifestation mantra, ‘Worldwide’ captures a time when his dreams were still dreams – before his music was streamed millions of times around the globe. Emanuel says: “During that time, we were really dreaming out loud in the way that we would talk about our futures and in the way that we were trying to summon this grand reality. This song was really born from the deep want to take the music to the world. It’s wild to me how prophetic music can be. I’m still imagining going to those places, smelling the air, performing in front of crowds, and being able to truly live out what the song is talking about.”
Mixed by Gary Noble (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Public Enemy), ‘Worldwide’ is the final glimpse into Emanuel’s first full-length project ‘ALT THERAPY’, before the album makes its highly anticipated debut on June 16th. Earlier this year, Emanuel was honoured with his first JUNO Award nomination. His critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Session 1: Disillusion’ has been nominated for Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year which will be awarded at the 50th Annual JUNO Awards this June.