Emily Hackett first caught our eye when she was duetting with Megan Davies on their cover of Lorde’s “Royals”. Even though Emily is singing for quite some time now, it was her first cover song that she put on YouTube.
Name: Emily Hackett
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)
Musician since: Been singin’ my whole life. Playing since the fifth grade.
Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Country, Americana, Folk. I’m kind of all over the place. I write what I write, and I sing what speaks to me.
Inspiration: The Beatles, Patty Griffin, Miranda Lambert
First cover on YouTube: Lorde – Royals (August 16, 2013)
Emily Hackett – Q&A
Why did you start putting your music on YouTube and what did you learn from it?
I only recently started doing more YouTube videos. I only had live videos that others had posted of me, which is great, but people are drawn in to songs that are unfamiliar to them when they are visually captivated in one way or another. Then there are cover videos, which is what gets people to stumble upon you when looking for a song they already know.
How did it affect your musical career and your plans for the future?
The first and only cover video I’ve done so far has quickly become the most popular video I’ve been involved in on YouTube, and within a short period of time. It is great knowing that people like what we did with it, and that they might like more things that I sing.
What is your approach to covering a song?
You want to make it your own – put your twist on it. Sometimes that means changing up something like the tempo, which is what Megan and I did for “Royals”.
How do you choose the songs you cover?
You want to do songs that people are looking for. Usually that means that are relevant and new, but sometimes old classics do the trick too. Like when you go sing karaoke! Remember the songs that get people going – the ones they love to hear.
What is your biggest goal/dream relating to your music?
I just want people who need music to find mine and hope that it connects with them in a way that is meaningful to them. That’s what music is all about. Filling and curing the soul.
Check out Emily’s covers on YouTubeCover.com!
Emily Hackett on Social Media:
Twitter: Follow @ms_emilyehackett on Twitter
Facebook: Find Emily on Facebook
YouTube: Check out Emily’s YouTube-Channel
Soundcloud: Listen to Emily on Soundcloud
Website: Visit Emily’s Website