Emily Afton is a genre bender. Her music is retro-pop sweetness, punctuated with dark rhythmic synths; heartfelt lyrics and a passionate, sultry voice; ethereal beauty that’s survived a gutter or two. Afton pulls these elements together seamlessly, making you somehow believe the road she has just designed on this unique sonic map was here all along.
The Oakland-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist spent 2017 and 2018 traveling the country—including a major tour with Third Eye Blind, plus dates at prominent festivals like SXSW, Viva PHX, and the Treefort and Oakland Music Festivals—in support of her debut full-length album. 2016’s Archetype was described by critics as “so, so perfect (Impose Magazine) "from shimmering and bright, to dark and brooding” (The Bay Bridged); a new sound "from an artist who is clearly on an ascent" (Pure Volume). Tracks from the boundless record soon found themselves featured on TV shows like Riverdale, Stitchers, and Mustangs FC.