When she isn't attending the Yale School of Music, where she is pursuing a Master of
Music degree in composition, writing classical pieces for the Nouveau Classical Project,
or working on her newest opera, Ashes, commissioned by Roulette and the Jerome Foundation,
she was exploring her new songs in sessions with Dale Eisinger in the spring of 2017, focused
primarily on piano and voice. However, when she began arranging the songs with harpist Marilu
Donovan & bass clarinetist Mara Mayer, later producing the record with Eric Littmann, with contributions from Steve Hauschildt, she made a major breakthrough.
Herbst sees Empty Me as a hopeful record – the sound of charting her own path, pop music on her terms, and the beginning of a new chapter in her multifaceted career.