We recently had the opportunity to chat with Emily Osment about her new album “Fight Or Flight,” which releases to stores and online download sites today, October 5th. Check out our interview with Emily below and then let us know if you listen to “Fight or Flight” and what you think!
How long did you spend working on your new album?
“Almost a year. I started writing last October and I went into the studio about a month ago and finished it really quick.”
What does the title “Fight or Flight” mean?
“Fight or Flight is a reaction that we have when faced with fear. It’s an uncontrollable, spontaneous reaction when faced with something you’re really afraid of. I’ve always loved that concept that your brain and your body take over, and when it came to this record I started listening to more diverse, different types of bands and I wanted to do what I wanted to do, and I was fighting what I was writing in the past and whatever thoughts anybody else might have, and working to write the music that I love.”
Which song on the album is your favorite?
“I love them all for many different reasons, and I love the experiences I had while writing them, but the song that means the most to me is 1-800 Clap Your Hands. It’s a song that really encapsulates the whole record. I wrote all the lyrics to the song a year and a half before I sat down with Adam Schlesinger, it was the first song I wrote for the record professionally with a co-writer.”
What do you hope your fans get out of your new music?
“I just want them to listen to it and enjoy it and play it and dance with their friends. You should definitely listen to it in order, the sequence is very important to me.”
What is your favorite part of working in the music industry?
“Definitely the people that you meet and the people that you get the chance to work with.”