Meet Em, songwriter, electronic music producer, and the creator of P'like. She began her musical journey in 2003 as bass player for Bishop Buzzkill, an experimental industrial band from San Diego, California. In 2005, Em started playing keys and synths in the band, eventually moving on to drum programming and sequencing. In January 2014, P'like was born.
P'like's sound is at once hauntingly beautiful and disturbingly dark, an eccentric layering of natural, organic sounds against heavy digital elements. Em's debut album, 47th Helen, tells the story of Helen, a woman whose psyche has fractured due to painful traumas in her past. Confined to a psychiatric hospital, Helen's different personalities tell of her struggles with depression, addiction, fear, and self doubt. The inspiration for the album's concept was born from Em's own struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition that affects 7.7 million adults in the United States.
In the early stages of album production, it was clear that a singular female vocalist would be essential to effectively portray the voice of the protagonist. After an extensive search, the uniquely prominent vocal stylings of Veela, courtesy of Black Octopus Sound, were chosen to maintain the album's consisent theme. Em is currently back in the studio, hard at work on her second album. She intends to focus on another unique vocalist to represent the unifying theme of her next album, which she plans to release in the fall of 2015