LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Watching her youthful, yet strong visually and musically, recent video on YouTube, one might notice pop — with a dash of indie — singer, songwriter Emma Milani has a confidence and creative spirit far beyond her 14 years of age.
The song from which the video, “My Own Language,” is created will be released Mar. 9 on iTunes, Amazon and streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
“My Own Language” was written by the young girl, who is bilingual, and has experienced a range of cultural diversity growing up in the South Bay, California beach city of Redondo Beach and spending much of her formative years with her family in Europe, particularly in her mother’s homeland of Poland.
Emma wrote the song after talking with friends about the importance of having her own language and voice, as well as being true to herself and what she’d like to accomplish in life.
“I want people to know how important music is to me and how it gives me a way to share and speak ‘My Own Language,’ ” she says.
In the video, the beautiful young girl is surrounded by attractive friends, laughing, having fun and frolicking in the streets of Los Angeles. She’s got short pigtails, a pink baseball jacket and stylishly torn jeans.
She’s also playfully singing into a blue raspberry lollipop.
But, the lyrics of the song are poignant, and far beyond the pop singer’s teen playful attitude: “More than what they see, there’s layers and layers to me,” she sings, and, “Why should I be afraid speaking my own language? Why you gotta go and make it complicated?”
The single, “My Own Language,” was produced by Del Oro Music Record Producer Robert Eibach.
Eibach said he took on Emma’s project because: “I saw a lot of potential in her as a recording artist."
“As I was working with her, I noticed the maturity in her abilities,” he said, “She is only 14 and wrote a song that is relatable to a large audience. I'm looking forward to “My Own Language" being a break-through single for her.”
In addition to her singing and songwriting abilities, Emma is recognizable to many from her acting work. She’s played roles on a number of T.V. Series and has appeared on radio shows, including a recent Interview on iHeart radio.
Since she was 7 years old, Emma has studied with vocal coach Nick Cooper -- known as the "vocal coach to the stars" having worked with artists from Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez to David Douchovny and Katy Perry -- and Emma began about then at the prestigious School of Dance & Music in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Currently a freshman in high school, Emma plans to keep singing and writing music, as well as acting throughout her career. She also hopes to attend college someday, possibly at New York University.