Debut Album Released May 27th 2016
The power of Emma’s voice has taken her from Kingston-Upon-Hull to touring the US and Europe, receiving 5-star reviews along the way. Now she’s back on home soil to release a debut album. Her sound is an idiosyncratic mix of pop, soul and roots, with a voice that brings comparisons to Joss Stone, Annie Lennox and Christina Aguilera.
Emma has previously worked with Grammy Award winning engineers including Chas Sandford (Stevie Nicks and Chicago), Milan Bogdan (KC and The Sunshine band, Shania Twain) and Aaron Swihart (Peter Frampton). Her debut album was independently produced, recorded at Snap Studios in London and mastered at Abbey Road.
Emma’s writing style is open and honest, touching upon themes such as anger and loss, but with a sense of optimism throughout. The experience of living abroad is a prominent theme; she describes album opener ‘Devil City’ as being “about feeling completely lost in unfamiliar territory; getting pulled back in every time you try to leave.”
Emma King’s career began in earnest when she received a scholarship from James Brown’s god-daughter Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies) to study at BIMM Brighton. She built up her musical chops performing in England and Germany and self-funded a move to the US for a five year period. This work paid off, leading to some incredible experiences such as playing in Sun Studios in Memphis using vintage tape machines, Elvis’s microphone and Jerry Lee Lewis’s piano.
She has appeared on the PBS network, BBC Radio 2, ITV, performed live for the prestigious WSM radio station and supported acts such as The Drifters.
- Devil City
- All the Other Fools
- Keep it Coming
- Rollin’ In
- Baby You Don’t Mean Nothing
- You Lie Awake
- (Let’s Hope) Tomorrow is a Better Day
- The Lights
- Now We Get Away
- Over & Out