A singer/songwriter not just in name, but in spirit, Michigan’s Emma Guzman wants you to see what she sees and feel what she’s feeling. “Songwriting is all about intimacy,” she says. “I want the world to be able to listen to what I have been trying to tell everyone since I was 10.”
Guzman certainly achieves this on her new album, Something Less Than Alone, an achingly vulnerable indie-folk record that sees the now nineteen-year-old plotting her growth over the last few years. It’s an album that showcases the simultaneous beauty and turmoil of our teenage years, so filled with unknowns as childhood transitions into young adulthood. Guzman holds nothing back in soundtracking her own coming-of-age experience, sharing her insecurities, her joys, her regrets, and her hopes for whatever comes next.