Val Emmich – ‘Worry’

Val Emmich reckons there’s no place like home. The Jersey City artist has had his time in New York City, but his love for his hometown and home values is evident in his music, such as his recent release ‘Everytime I Leave My Girl’, a sweet duet with his daughter.

Val might seem familiar to you – he’s had memorable and recurring roles in ’30 Rock’, and ‘Ugly Betty’, and his latest book, ‘Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel’, is a New York Times bestseller, now turned into a hit Broadway play, which is sweeping the world.

Not content with all that, the triple threat has released his twelfth album, ‘Tizzy’. Yes twelfth. ‘Worry’, is the first single from the record, which along with the music video, shows that although a creative mind is a beautiful thing, it’s not always pretty to look at from inside.

Tackling anxiety and depression face on, Val Emmich describes the hamster wheel of doubt, confusion, and isolation, with a slow burning crescendo, which sounds like he’s begging his demons to forgive him. There’s more than a hint of Thom Yorke, as with lyrical rawness he drives out the track soulfully on a toy piano. Complex, yet simple in their honesty,it’s at once savage and amusing, and his words offer us kinship in a way we can all relate.

Find out more about Val Emmich on his official website.

"Worry" (Official Video) - Val Emmich

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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