Emarosa Sound Triumphant on ’80s-Inspired ‘Ready to Love’ Rock Ballad
Emarosa are back with a larger-than-life rock ballad called "Ready to Love," and the song takes some sonic cues from equally substantial '80s hits. Issued Monday (Nov. 18), it's the band's latest single from this year's Peach Club album, which the group will continue supporting on tour this fall.
"I'm not ready to love," lead vocalist Bradley Walden belts in the tune's effervescent refrain. "But I won't be too long." Hear the song and see Emarosa's upcoming tour dates down toward the bottom of this post.
"'Ready to Love' is that bite that's too hot," Walden told Billboard. "You know it'll hurt, you know it's not ready, but it takes that pain to learn your lesson. The older you get the more self-aware you become about what you want for yourself and what you want in a partner. A lot of time can be wasted being with people out of loneliness. This song is a reflection of moving [past] that and knowing what you want, knowing your worth and knowing what you are/are not ready for."
As for the band's imminent "Peach Club Tour" with fellow rockers Too Close to Touch and Vaines, the musician added, "It's a breakthrough tour for us, we get to play our new album in its entirety. It's special and people know it, that's why our fans have almost completely sold it out."
Emarosa, "Ready to Love"
Emarosa, Too Close to Touch + Vaines Fall 2019 U.S. Tour Dates
Nov. 29 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Driver
Nov. 30 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Constellation Room
Dec. 2 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
Dec. 3 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
Dec. 5 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
Dec. 6 – Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean
Dec. 7 – Lakewood, Ohio @ The Foundry
Dec. 8 – Pontiac, Mich. @ The Pike Room
Dec. 10 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry at Fillmore
Dec. 11 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
Dec. 12 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
Dec. 13 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade Record
Dec. 15 – Nashville, Tenn. @ High Watt
Dec. 17 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
Dec. 18 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Indoor
Dec. 20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rebel Lounge
Dec. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Moroccan
Dec. 22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Moroccan
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