The single has reached number 22 on the UK iTunes Singles Chart.
Dirt is the lead single of Emma’s upcoming album and since its 16 March 2018 release has reached number 22 on the UK iTunes Singles Chart and number six in Spotify’s United Kingdom Viral 50 chart. The song was additionally featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK the day of its release.
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) March 21, 2018
Speaking with TrendingAllDay, Emma said that Dirt was, “inspired by so many amazing pop albums that have been released and I wanted to make a record with a sound that I would really resonate with.”
Describing the origin of the song, Emma revealed it was, “heavily inspired by the breakdown of a friendship over the past couple of years” and described her single in three words as, “Best served cold”.
When talking about her upcoming album, Emma said she will not reveal who her songs are written about, “Every track on the album is inspired by personal experiences. I am sure certain people will believe certain songs are about them – it’s up to them if they want to put that out there”
Cannot believe I'm going to bed with my song nestled in with major artists in the iTunes charts!! If you haven't already (and enjoy the song) a lil 99p purchase helps out a TON! If you can't afford it (or hate it lol) no worries! Streaming a few times is kinda the same thing ☺️ https://t.co/V6PpSXNaAK
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) March 16, 2018
In her video announcing the release of Dirt, Emma said she is, “so proud of it, it is the proudest I have ever been of any song that I have ever written before”.
Fan reaction to the release of Dirt has been positive:
Daily reminder for you to all listen to Dirt by @emmablackery as it is fabulous and it’s become a staple song for me to bop to in the car. 11/10 makes all journeys less dull and more fun!!
— Rebecca 🍋 (@beckywiggles) March 21, 2018
It's not often I hear a song for the first time and class it as my fave but Dirt is one of them! I'm so proud of Emma bc she's literally worked so so hard on this and it really shows!💞 @emmablackery #loveforblackery
— becca🍋 DIRT☕ (@dodieftzoe) March 18, 2018
Dirt is an amazing song i have had it on repeat all day and since you realeasd it ,because it a great song and its my favorite song look Emma we stand by you all day everyday no matter what happens #loveforblackery @emmablackery 💕
— Geo💘:) Big Boiii Blackery 🖤🥀X (@GeorgiaRose04X) March 18, 2018
I love each and every one of your songs, but nothing and I mean NOTHING even comes close to how awesome dirt is. I cannot wait for the whole album! Thank you @emmablackery for giving us something awesome to listen to! #loveforblackery
— Ajay Sharma 🍋 (@therealajyshrm) March 18, 2018