Emanuel press photo by Matt Barnes
Photo by Matt Barnes

Emanuel releases a melodic R&B tune, entitled, “Addiction”

Emanuel is a Canadian-Ethiopian singer-songwriter. Not too long ago, he released a melodic R&B tune, entitled, “Addiction”, via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

Emanuel – “Addiction” single

“Debuting to the world on Juneteenth, a symbolic day in the celebration of freedom and emancipation for all enslaved Blacks in America. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of love, hope, and healing as the world shifts right before our very eyes.” – Emanuel

‘Addiction’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the likable tune possesses hip-hop-inspired instrumentation scented with a contemporary-R&B aroma. Furthermore, “Addiction” serves as a wonderful presentation to what listeners can expect to hear on Emanuel’s debut EP, entitled, “Alt Therapy Session 1: Disillusion”. The four-track project explores the vulnerability that comes with self-work and uninhibited artistic expression.

“Alt Therapy Session 1: Disillusion”

Emanuel - “Session 1- Disillusion” cover

‘Session 1: Disillusion’ arrives during a moment of global disillusionment. As social unrest, race equality protests, and the crisis of a pandemic are weighing on the human spirit. The project makes its poignant arrival, fulfilling the true purpose of the artist. To reflect the emotions and times that we are living through.

Emanuel’s vocals (rich with emotion) unveil his process of coping with a disillusioned portrait of life through alternative therapeutic outlets such as self-reflection, sex, drugs, and relationships. He progresses towards, and ultimately descends into a state of disillusionment as the elation from the hope of meaningful human connection in “Need You”.

“Need You” video

The globally collaborative video was curated by Idris Elba OBE, who also holds the role of Executive Producer. In two months, “Need You” has already accumulated millions of streams worldwide.

‘Session 1: Disillusion’ is the first installment of Emanuel’s debut album, entitled, “ALT THERAPY”. The EP was mixed by Gary Noble (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Fugees). Also, it features original artwork by renowned contemporary visual artist FunnyTummy.


Emanuel press photo by Matt Barnes
Photo by Matt Barnes

“’Alt Therapy’. It represents so many things. It is healing. Healing for those things in the past that would have us in bondage, in depression, in sadness. Those voices that told us we weren’t important. It’s gratification for the yearning in our hearts to do something great for the people of this world.” – Emanuel stated

The reaction to Emanuel’s talent has been immediate from both the music industry and his rapidly growing fanbase. So far, he has been named Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week and one of Amazon Music’s Artists to Watch. Also, a Soundcloud Featured Artist and a Spotify “On the Radar” Artist.

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