“..an irresistible piece of anthemic R&B that captures the retro-cinematic quality of that first drive and the breathless feeling of greeting something new.” –NPR Music “Next level sass”– Pitchfork “One of the best songwriters around at the moment.” – BBCRadio 1 “Unreal talent. In complete awe of this girl. Thank you for the music.” – Sam Smith “I. Love. Her. Voice” – Justin TimberlakeGRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Emily King releases a new track, ‘Can’t Hold Me’, today [listen here]. ‘Can’t Hold Me’is taken from her highly anticipated new album, ‘Scenery’ (15th Feb, ATO Records).
Emily says of the track, “I got tired of waiting around for someone else to please me. It became a song about self-reliance. Realizing I didn’t need anyone else to make me feel good in any way, I only needed to trust myself.”
‘Scenery’, produced by long time musical cohort Jeremy Most and mixed Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie) was recorded in upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains, where Emily now makes her home after a lifetime of Lower East Side living. The fresh air and new mentality gave her the proper space and perspective to create what would become the album of her career.
‘Scenery’ follows the critically acclaimed album ‘The Switch’ (2015) which included the hit ‘Distance’ (more than 13 million streams). Following the album’s release, King performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan, and toured with Alabama Shakes. This is her first release with ATO Records.
Without a doubt, King has carved out such a space for herself. With Scenery, she has challenged herself to create new roots, both in physical form as well as sonically.
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