E.M. Watson aka Estebon Miguel Watson is an artist of Spanish extraction that encompasses dance, vocals, and acting techniques to express his emotions to his viewers. He was born into a family of jazz musicians in a city called Slidell which is located about 30 minutes north of New Orleans. Currently working on the album “EMerge; The Experience”, where each song will have a music video and each music video will be a piece to a larger puzzle.
“The album,” says E.M. Watson, “is about a character that I had a dream about and in this dream the character goes through a dark and abstract metamorphosis which causes him to experience a revelation.” Award-winning director Daniel Espeut will be directing the music videos, which has kicked off with the single “S P A C E D O U T”.
E.M. Watson has created one of the most creative tracks of the new season. Everything about this record is perfectly crafted, and the lyrical, as well as the musical genius put into it is unlike anything you’re likely to find in any alternative or experimental recording, able to straddle the mainstream industry today.
Between the song and the music videos, I feel Watson has a great style that manages to balance understated but strongly symbolic lyrics while conveying a fierce and communicative articulation just below the surface. It’s hard to describe what genre of music this man makes, but there is no need to, because it sounds so unique and original. Free of boxes, boundaries and limitations E.M. Watson allows his creative intelligence to guide him.
In the age of nearly unlimited access to new music, it is still rare to find something that truly fires the synapses. If I was to say one thing about “S P A C E D O U T”, it would be that this recording sounds like the possibilities of what music can be in the year 2016.
It is very much a product of the present, making plenty of use of the musical techniques that are out there now, but crucially, it is in a way that sounds and feels authentic and bursting with intense energy – notwithstanding the fact that the song is almost minimal its musical arrangement, as well as being dreamy, ethereal and beautiful vocally.
It’s so easy today to sit around and lament how music isn’t as good as it used to be, but this is a track that elicits the perpendicular: a great artist making great art, and when you hear something like “S P A C E D O U T”, you’re no longer thinking about the past, but completely entrenched in the present, while being inspired for the future.
Listening to the music and watching the powerful video has totally mesmerized me, and I pretty much believe it will do the same for you. E.M. Watson is definitely in a league of his own!