Emily Nyhuus, the woman behind the tongue-in-cheek name Reveal Party, writes songs about existing in a chaos of complicated emotions, and how one might have to cut them off completely when they become too hard to handle.
“Cut your feelings, like me” is the quiet advice given on the opening track from her debut EP You Stole a Year of My Life, that established Reveal Party as one of the strongest new acts on the Danish music scene, and gained praise and attention from both Danish and international media.
Reveal Party tells the story of the darkness and hopelessness that affected Emily during the year where she waited to receive hormone treatment so that her appearance would be in accordance with her identified gender. “They stole a year of my life, but I almost lost a lot more than that”, she says about the challenging time.
But Reveal Party is also the story of friendship, love and personal growth. Inspirations range from Midwest emo to uplifting pop songs, and therefore Reveal Party embodies the sound of both melancholy and hope. The common thread remains the gut-wrenchingly honest lyrics, Emily’s trembling yet determined voice and the ubiquitous ocean of distorted guitars.