It’s no secret that Toronto is a hot bed for new music discovery in 2016, and the latest heat to come out of the city comes from the new group, EMP. Comprised of Eastbound, Milly, and vocalist Pree, EMP delivers a uniquely wide range of originality through their individual ethnic backgrounds and musical influences. Bring them together, and they are force to be reckoned with. This week, they released a captivating music video for their debut single, ‘Rebellion‘, a dark, mysterious fueled track that seamlessly blends the contradictory styles of the group members into one memorizing sound.
This single is the revolution of the new Toronto. It’s a song that puts a sound to the next generation of Toronto music. Hard hitting vocals are delivered over top of one of EMP’s signature bass-heavy bounce bangers. Milly Manson injects the aggression of Jamaica, spitting relentlessly about coming up in Toronto’s cutthroat underground, while Pree is a total representation of a young singer and rapper who rebelled from the sometimes constricted lifestyle of a traditional Sri Lankan household.
“We love to let the music do the talking… the message will resonate with people on the same wave,” Eestbound told Complex. “Rebellion” is a snapshot of where we are in our lives right now and how we’re not going to let anyone tell us what we can and what we can’t do. We want it our way, we want more, in every aspect, and we’re out to get it.” With a diverse outlook and the music to back it up, EMP is sure to make a splash in the industry right away. “That we’re in our own lane doing our own shit. We have our own identity and we want people to listen to us and be reminded that no one is you, so use that power and do some great shit,” Pree explained.