Singer and Love Button Ambassador Emmanuel Kelly Talks About Working With Coldplay’s Chris Martin And His New Single ‘Red Love’
Our friend and Love Button Ambassador Emmanuel Kelly is taking over the music scene with his new single and forthcoming album. His song “Red Love” was originally written about learning to love himself, something all of us can relate to.
In a recent interview with ET Canada, Kelly opened up about his personal struggles and how he overcame the obstacles in his way. Read and watch a snippet of their discussion below:
“[T]he 26-year-old Australian singer, who was born under war-torn circumstances in Iraq and had to overcome major physical obstacles with multiple surgeries over the years, discusses making his dreams of becoming the “first differently-abled pop star” into a reality.
Opening up about his personal struggles with breaking through in music after appearing on Australia’s “The X-Factor” in 2011, Kelly recalls, “I’m depressed. I’m on a couch. I’m struggling. I got more rejections than you could possibly imagine and so many people experience that.”
Revealing that on his 22nd birthday he came up with a wishlist of prominent artists he aspired to work with — which included Chris Martin — Kelly explains that he eventually received a call from Dr. Habib Sadeghi of the non-profit organization Love Button Global Movement, a friend of the ‘Yellow’ singer, and connected him with the star.
In 2016, Kelly found himself performing on-stage alongside Coldplay in Melbourne. Recalling the moment, he says, ‘It was though I was looking at my big brother. It was as though I was looking at someone that not just ended up being my mentor, but, in that moment, it felt like I was singing with my big bro.’
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