Music / Emily Janes

Emily when she's not getting her Freak On.

Emily Janes (b. circa 1994) is a seventeen-year-old singer from Perth. She began musical training at a young age, learning violin and piano at age three, as well as taking singing lessons.

She has performed in many productions including Boy From Oz alongside Hugh Jackman and trained at various institutions including WAAPA and New York Film Academy. She has completed Stage 1 to 4 of AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board), one of the most prestigious Music Examinations boards in Australia.

In June 2012 she courted controversy for her song "Freak On", written by hip-hop artist Dialekt and Andrew Wright. The song has come under fire for excessive use of Auto-Tune, repetitive lyrics, an age-inappropriate theme and a cheaply-made video which has so far gathered a disproportionate amount of "dislikes" on YouTube. Because of these elements she has been compared to Rebecca Black. However, she is set to meet with "interested parties" in New York in late July and release her debut album, Contrast (not to be confused with the Conor Maynard album of the same name), later in 2012.


This musicians displays examples of:

  • '80s Hair: Big hair is featured when Emily goes for a makeover in "Freak On".
  • Age-Inappropriate Art: She sings about clubs when she's one year too young to enter one.
  • Auto-Tune: There's quite a bit of it in "Freak On".
  • Child Prodigy: If the whole "talent-at-a-young-age" thing is anything to go by...
  • Hidden Depths: "Invincible" shows her vocal prowess to full effect, stripping back the synths and letting her voice carry a jazzy tune. Unlike "Freak On", this video has a significantly better "like" to "dislike" ratio.
  • In Da Club: "Freak On". And how.
  • Nice Shoes: She wears impossibly high heels in "Freak On".
  • Pop: Like Friday, "Freak On" is essentially a distillation of everything that made pop music in the late 00s and early 10s.
  • Stripperiffic: Some of her outfits in "Freak On" fall under this trope.
  • Synthpop
  • Three Minutes of Writhing: "Freak On".