Emily King Tells Us What She Means With 'BYIMM'


Emily King is still riding pretty high off the release of her second LP The Switch. The set saw the singer continue the momentum that her previous EP, Seven, had created. Now, almost exactly a year later, comes news that Emily will release a deluxe edition of the set this July. The new edition will, of course, feature a handful of bonus tracks, including her recently released stunner, "BYIMM."

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"BIYMM" starts a seemingly quiet love letter to someone who sounds to be the most dependable person in Emily's life. But as she quickly strums the guitar and sings the lyrics, she eventually reveals that she's been singing about herself. "By you, I mean me," she sings. "I was the one who tried my best to keep it strong." It's then that the listener realizes that, rather than an ode to another lover, "BYIMM" is about loving oneself and appreciating the things that you do for yourself. But the song's twist don't just exist in the lyrics. Though it starts with soft, wistful guitar, by the middle of the song, everything changes as bluesy bass is introduced to the equation. The song then instantly morphs into a funky foot-stomper, with Emily pointing out the many instances in which she's never let herself down.

You can pre-order The Switch (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes in advance of its July 8th release date and receiver "BYIMM" as an instant download. But before you do that, stream the song in its entirety right here.

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