Listen to “Roller Coasters Make Me Sad” HERE and watch the official lyric video (created by Julia Fernandez) HERE.
The track infuses her incredible songwriting with introspection. It’s the anthem for anyone who is confused as to why they aren’t happier when everyone around them seems to be enjoying themselves. “First they take you up the track, build you up and take it back, everybody else will laugh, Roller Coasters make me sad.” She doubles down on the bridge with “I should be having fun, I should be having fun, I should be having fun” which comes across as a puzzling internal chant for those who wish they had stayed home.
“It’s about the experience with ‘Numb Little Bug’,” she admits. “On the day it dropped, the response was insane. I should’ve been happy. Instead, I felt this pressure to keep the momentum going. I knew that everything that goes up must come down. I was bracing for the fall, because it was so unbelievably good. I couldn’t just enjoy the ride. At the same time, I do hate Roller Coasters.”
Stay tuned for the premiere of an equally thrilling music video to accompany the track.
Recently, she joined forces with platinum-certified Nashville-based singer and songwriter Stephen Sanchez for the television debut of their duet for “Until I Found You.” Their collaboration has racked up nearly half-a-billion streams, while they captivated audiences with a show-stopping performance on The Late Late Show With James Corden. Watch HERE. In addition, the song was recently heavily featured in the final episodes of Netflix’s own Ginny + Georgia.
Continuing on an already huge year, Em is confirmed to open for Lewis Capaldi on his North American 2023 Tour. The 15 sees Em join Capaldi at some North America’s most iconic venues including Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on March 30th and New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 6th. See full tour dates below. Tickets can be found at https://www.embeihold.com/tour.
March 30th Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
April 1st Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
April 3rd Washington, D.C. The Anthem
April 4th Philadelphia, PA The Metropolitan Opera House
April 6th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
April 7th Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino Premier Theater
April 10th Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway
April 11th Laval, QC Place Bell
April 14th Toronto, ON Coca-Cola Coliseum
April 15th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theater
April 17th Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J Brady Music Center
April 19th Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
April 20th Minneapolis, MN The Armory
April 22nd Denver, CO The Mission Ballroom
April 23rd Salt Lake City, UT UCCU Center
*Opening for Lewis Capaldi