Most fans of The Walking Dead know Emily Kinney for her excellent performance as Beth on The Walking Dead. However, Kinney is easily a dual threat. She is becoming well known for her singing and songwriting in the music community.
If you haven’t heard her music, here is her playing a song called “Expired Lover”:
Some of those lyrics are pretty dark. During an interview with American Songwriter, Emily Kinney spoke about how working on The Walking Dead impacts her songwriting:
“There are episodes that don’t really feature me as much, so at those times, I have enough emotional space to be thinking of songs, and to come home from the set and do that with my free time. I also have times where the show is all encompassing, and Walking Dead just rules my life. Obviously, the show is very physically and emotionally demanding, so if it’s been a busy day, I’m spent by the end of it. I’m not gonna home and write a song. I’m gonna go home and think about what I’m doing the next day, so I can be on top of my stuff. Every day is different.”
The darker, more disturbing scenes from The Walking Dead could have a devastating impact on songwriting. Still, Kinney is able to make beautiful music that she shares with the world.
Hopefully, Emily Kinney will return on season 5 of The Walking Dead this October.