Like the mighty phoenix that rises from the ashes reborn and more alive than ever before, a refreshed Emma Jo is finally living her happily ever after. Now divorced, the singer is set to release on March 31 her upcoming single, “Straight into Mine,” an intimate tune filled with raw, honest emotion chronicling her journey toward personal growth and liberation.
“In the song, I’m reflecting on a relationship—actually a marriage—where I couldn’t be my true self,” she explains. “With my ex, I couldn’t go out, wear makeup or heels, or do things on my own. When I left that relationship, my life changed completely. I started to evolve back into the person I should have been if I had never met him. I’m vibrant, colorful, feminine, and fun.”
The making of a song
Recorded in Nashville last fall, Emma Jo wrote the song in about an hour with top 10 Billboard charting producer and songwriter, Craig Wilson, later recording it at Forty-One Fifteen. A slight detour from her normal sound, “Straight into Mine” exudes the feel of mainstream country with Emma Jo’s powerful truth and vulnerability taking center stage.
“I was 22 and didn’t know who I was gonna be, so I thought I needed somebody to be my everything,’” she sings at the start of the song.
Feedback on the yet-to-be-released track has been promising. The few times Emma Jo has performed the single live, it’s instantly resonated with her audience—and for that’s she’s grateful. She hopes that the single empowers people, especially women, to live their best, authentic lives by rising above bad situations.
“The lyrics are very conversational. It’s part of what makes people stop and listen to the song. From the first line, it sounds like I could be sitting at a bar next to someone, just telling them my story. It feels so truthful and powerful,” she says.
Emma Jo’s “Straight into Mine” is hitting worldwide streaming platforms Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon just as she is returning from a short concert tour throughout Asia. She will host a single release party at Nighthawk in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, April 1, where she will sell CDs and new “Straight Into Mine” related merchandise. Brett Fromson, an LA-based singer-songwriter, will open for Emma Jo and her band.
In addition to being a talented singer/songwriter, amid her divorce, Emma Jo became a certified life coach to help others. Soon after the release of her single, she will also drop The Straight into Mine Workbook, a resource that will guide her fans through all the self-discovery and confidence-building processes that she went through.
“I hope that it will help people who are ready to walk straight into their own lives,” she says.