Premiere: Emilia Tarrant Covers NF’s “If You Want Love” with Poignant Perfection

Emilia Tarrant
British singer/songwriter Emilia Tarrant’s debut “If You Want Love” transforms NF’s aching plea into a poignant piano ballad.
Watch: “If You Want Love” – Emilia Tarrant

Sometimes the best way to introduce yourself, is through transforming someone else’s song first. Seventeen-year-old British singer/songwriter Emilia Tarrant’s debut “If You Want Love” transforms NF’s aching plea into a poignant piano ballad.

If You Want Love - Emilia Tarrant

If You Want Love – Emilia Tarrant

I just need some time, I’m tryna think straight
I just need a moment in my own space
Ask me how I’m doin’, I’ll say “okay, ” yeah
But ain’t that what we all say?
Sometimes I think back to the old days
In the pointless conversations with the old me
Yeah, back when my momma used to hold me
I wish somebody woulda told me

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering the music video for “If You Want Love,” Emilia Tarrant’s debut single. Released in mid-July and already racking up over 100,000 streams, “If You Want Love” delivers an authentic message of vulnerable, stirring heartache.

“After emotionally hitting me from the first listen, ‘If You Want Love’ was a song I fell in love with, could relate to in so many different ways and therefore, had to cover,” Tarrant tells Atwood Magazine. “The lyrics and melody are so beautiful and I hope that by singing it myself and playing it on piano, I made it my own. This release has been a great introduction and reflection of me as an artist, and I can’t wait for the world to see this video!”

If you want love, you gon’
have to go through the pain

If you want love, you gon’
have to learn how to change

If you want trust, you gon’
have to give some away

If you want love, if you want love
Emilia Tarrant

Emilia Tarrant

“If You Want Love” finds Tarrant balancing the desire to scream and shout, with the urge to drop to a whisper and fall to the floor. The young artist’s performance features stirring highs and breathtaking lows – finding her take NF’s words, and make them her own as she rises and falls in tandem with the song. She owns the stage with a natural charisma that feels raw and organic, her every inflection shifting the narrative forward as she and her art become one.

Currently unsigned, Tarrant will next be performing original material at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club for Gold Dust Club on September 17th. Stream her debut music video exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more from this promising young artist!

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