ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Emma Hewitt is a globetrotter. With shows in the past few weeks in Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Seattle, the singer/songwriter and trance vocalist has surely logged her airline miles.
And Hewitt is happy to see the rise in her profile.
“The past six months, it’s been really crazy,” she says during an interview from Los Angeles. “This week is an off week for me and I get to drink coffee and rest. Then I’m back on the road to perform and meet some new people.”
The 25-year-old Australian has been slowly making a name for herself in the music scene. Starting out as a rock musician, Hewitt released her first single “Carry Me Away” in 2007. The single spent 50 weeks on the hot dance airplay chart on Billboard and thus began her career as an electronic music artist.
Since then she’s released singles with Armin van Buuren, BT, Dash Berlin, Gareth Emery, as well as her own singles “Crucify,” “Rewind,” “Foolish Boy” and “Still Remember You (Stay Forever).”
“I never imagined that I would be traveling the world so quickly,” she says. “It really feels like just yesterday I was starting out. I cherish all the things that have happened in my career so far.”
At the moment, Hewitt is trying to schedule some time to write and record a new album. She says with her touring schedule amped up, it’s been a difficult task.
“I used to write all the time but I’m more tactical about it,” she says. “I need to block out a week or two to focus on writing and see how much I get out of that. From there, I begin to work with producers on putting the songs together.”
Hewitt says while she wants to focus on a new album, she also wants to work on some collaborations with other artists.
“I like that aspect because you get another perspective on the music,” she says. “After some singles and an album, I want to put out an EP by the end of the year. It’s going to be a busy one for me.”