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Originally from Oregon, US, New Zealand based singer-songwriter Emme Lentino’s brand of pop, soul, and pop-rock has featured in several daytime television shows, including ABC’s One Life to Live and All My Children. The multiskilled singer-songwriter has released a new track, Dive, a big captivating ambient pop track that straddles the line between larger-than-life ballad and affecting pop-rock extravaganza. Emme Lentino’s new release follows the success of her recent hit, Shake It Off, which generated plays on MOOD MEDIA, FLOW FM NETWORK, GRANT BROADCASTERS, 3AW, ABC LOCAL, ABC COUNTRY, KIX COUNTRY NETWORK, MTV / CMT and many more, and was featured in a National ad campaign for Victoria’s Secret. Shake It Up followed the success of the recent Oceanside remix, Peter Pan, and a string of playlist favourites—including Last Christmas, the reinterpretation of the classic George Michael song, which featured on MTV Australia, the Philadelphia News Channel 17, CTV Calgary (National News in Canada), Global News (National News, Canada) and received airplay on commercial radio world-wide and consumer outlets including Bed, Bath and Beyond. Dive is sure to attract similar attention. As Emme says about Dive, ‘This song is so important to me. The songwriting journey it took me on while composing the piano riff and lyrics was painful and messy.
I had just moved to NYC. I spent every last dime on my first keyboard from Guitar Center. To be quite honest, I went through a very depressing breakup and sat in my room, crying my eyes out. As I was sitting there crying—the keyboard called to me. From the depths of despair, my fingers started tinkering a melody. It was haunting, and the words came quickly and suddenly, my heart felt understood.’ Exuding warmth and utilising a mixed aural backdrop, the song is a perfect vehicle for Emme’s self-assured vocal performance. Emme Lentino’s new release expresses the intimate and the personal, reflecting an achingly honest, universal, and emotionally revealing experience to which we can all relate.