Even those who are indifferent to the direction of trance music are interested in the vocals, and the passionate lyrics of Australian singer and songwriter Emma Hewitt, and her special style. Her repertoire includes electronic dance music, vocal trance, chill-out, house, and alternative rock.
Emma Louise Hewitt was inspired at the start of her career by her father's extensive collection of recordings of 70s music, Pink Floyd and Nirvana.
The road to vocation
The biography of the future star began in 1988. The girl was born on April 28 in the city of Geelong. Her brother Anthony also grew up in the family.
Both children were fond of music in childhood. This was also facilitated by the creative atmosphere of the family. Parents loved music. The father had a wonderful collection, with which he also introduced his daughter to his son. Emmy demonstrated her vocal abilities from an early age. However, the girl did not strive to take part in competitions or sing in public, although she dreamed of tying her fate with a performing career.
When the girl turned sixteen, she decided on her debut performance. Together with her brother, the girl founded the Missing Hours group. In it, she took the place of the leader. The start was very successful.
The main direction for the team and for herself, Emma chose rock music. True, this did not prevent the presentation of the first single in the genre of progressive trance. The debutante was co-written by British DJ Chris Lake.
The world stage enthusiastically received the vocalist and author of the song "Carry Me Away". The song premiered on BBC Radio 1 on the acclaimed Pete Tong'a program.
The novelty remained on the US Billboard Dance Airplay Chart for 50 weeks. The super hit received the title of the best song of the summer 2007 according to the versions of "Tiesto" and "Armin Van Buuren". The debutante even left behind the famous hit of Britney Spears "Toxic", which was leading until the beginning of December. Emma's song has become a classic of the world's dance floors.
The first album was released in October 2008. It was called, like the band, "Missing Hours". The collective ceased to exist immediately after the decision of brother and sister Hewitt to move to Europe for career development. Both went on to work as songwriters. The main focus of both was electronic dance music.
Emma has collaborated with leading DJs and bands in Europe. She has successfully performed in the most prestigious clubs in the world. In 2009, the singer's new single and Dash Berlin's "Waiting" were presented to the fans. The song was immediately named the second best vocal track of the year on the popular radio show "A State of Trance" by Armin Van Buuren by the majority of listeners.
Inspired by her success, the vocalist recorded a new song "Not Enough Time". It was very warmly received by critics who spoke of the new product as touching and sincere. They wrote that the voice of the soloist herself cannot be confused with anyone. The singer has worked with Gareth Emery, Ronski Speed, Cosmic Gate and Serge Devant.
In 2010, the hit "Waiting" at the International Dance Music Awards won the Best Trance Track in Europe at the Winter Music Conference. The singer was twice nominated for this nomination. The second contender was her composition "Not Enough Time".
Implementation of plans
"Waiting" brought the performer to the top of the "Global Trance Chart". In Germany the track turned into a mega hit, and in Mexico and Belgium "A State Of Trance Annual Countdown" rated it as the best vocal track of 2009. This reception was an excellent basis for starting work on the creation of the singer's first album on "Armada Music".
Hewitt confidently holds the first positions in the Beatport trance charts. She also does not abandon her creative work. At the international competition of authors, the girl won in the category "Best Adult Contemporary" in 2010. Her work was named the best by more than one and a half thousand judges. The triumph resulted in the start of a collaboration with Chrysalis Songs UK / Benelux, an international publishing company.
Her world tour schedule in 2010 and 2011 proved to be super-dense. She not only gave recitals, but also performed at events, including the Global Dance Festival in Colorado and the Californian Nocturnal Wonderland Festival. The singer, as a special guest of "Cosmic Gate", presented new tracks from their compilation "Wake Your Mind".
The debut compilation consists of two discs. One of them included club remixes of world famous producers of electronic music. These include compositions by David Bascombe and Alan Moulder. The first single of the collection "Colors" was remixed by the famous Armin Van Buuren.
The song "Burn the Sky Down" has become a favorite song of the vocalist's fans. She began a victorious procession in the top 10 iTunes dance charts in seven countries. The single successfully combines electronic rhythms, inimitable vocals and original arrangement.
Lyrics for new hits Emma writes herself, based on her own experience. Brother Anthony is often a co-author.
In 2012, the singer's concerts were held in more than 25 countries. Often with a microphone, Emma joined the fans dancing in the hall. The vocalist said in an interview that the energy of the audience inspires her to create music. As long as at least one of her fans lives in the world, she will not leave creativity. And Emma, by her own admission, addresses all the songs to this particular person.
The sold-out at all concerts of the vocalist is created not only by her unique manner of performance and inimitable style, but also by an amazing atmosphere of unity with the audience, the vocalist's attitude to the audience, and enthusiasm. It is worth attending at least one Hewitt concert for this.
Nothing is known about the singer's personal life. She is completely absorbed in her career. Hewitt doesn't even have time for a short romance. However, fans are sure that their idol will still be able to find happiness in the person of a loving husband and children, and not just music.