Emily Hackett teams with Hardcastle for “Can’t Help Myself”
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emily Hackett releases her gorgeous new single, “Can’t Help Myself” today with Nashville band Hardcastle providing instrumentation and additional vocals to combine into one powerful, foot-tapping, unforgettable uplifting song. Emily tells us of the the song: “It’s a double-edged truth about the difficulty in letting go of the human desire for control and the unavoidable tendency to find yourself going back for more. I know what healthy looks like, and it sure as well isn’t the anxiety I submit myself to when I compare and act out of fear. I know I can’t help myself, but damn… I can’t help myself!”.
“Can’t Help Myself” is a confessionally candid track, co-written with Joseph Patton and produced by Emily’s husband Mikey Reaves, is Emily’s third single release of 2020, and a strong continuation to her new era of Americana/pop crossover music. Debuting in 2014 with “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)”, Emily has consistently released an army of tunes, that includes three EP’s “The Raw”, “By The Sun” and “By The Moon”, as well as any number of stand alone tracks, most recent of all, “How the Hell/ (Michael’s Song)”, which features the earlier 2020 track, “Handle”.
Growing up outside Atlanta, Emily realised her passion for music as a little girl—thanks largely to her father, a former rock critic, and in sixth grade began writing songs of her own. She moved from there to Belmont University and finally land up in a studio with Parachute’s Will Anderson to record “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)”, which shot to No.4 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart almost immediately after its release.
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