I was listening to a mix that was compiled by Rhye, and this song popped up in the middle. I was thrown. The simple composition and use of instruments clearly symbolise how raw a feeling of loss is. Emily King’s voice is soothing and eerily beautiful, and this song really hits something within. It’s been on repeat for over a week. Easily one of the most beautiful songs I have heard in a long time.
Emily King is no stranger to the New York music scene: She grew up in it—quite literally. Born in NYC to jazz vocalist parents, she’s been playing shows at spots like The Bitter End and the now-shuttered CBGB since her late teens. By the age of 20, her debut album “East Side Story” had garnered a Grammy nom for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2006 and sold 155K copies in the U.S., all while gathering praise from music journalists as far as the U.K. (said Gilles Peterson on BBC’s Radio 1, “[she’s] one of the best songwriters around at the moment”). Now in her mid-20s and still going strong, she just wrapped a European tour playing in support of Maroon 5 this past December and heads “back home” tonight for an early show at the Mercury Lounge tonight. Discover more about Emily King