Emma-Lee Hitchhikes On New Album Backseat Heroine
Back in 2008 Emma-Lee debuted with her album 'Never Just a Dream' which, after releasing music since 2004, got picked up. Now in 2012 she announced the follow-up 'Backseat Heroine' out on February 7th. Along the announcement comes the warning(?) it is leans more towards Stevie Nicks than Sarah Vaughn.
Whatever the reason her new album features collaborations with Nicole Atkins, Jill Barber and Luke Doucet. The first single 'Not Coming By' has seen its official video released two weeks ago. The feedback given by her fans is amazing so was the review by Kentucky Blog.
If you have not already seen her YouTube videos then you should. She has an amazing so-called 'Backseat Sessions' in which she hitchhikes and performs 'one song for one ride' resulting in lovely, surprising, great videos. She has a Canadian tour, is appearing at Midem in Cannes and in London and has SXSW in her sights.
Title: Backseat Heroine
Release date: 02/7/12
Label: eOne Music
Buy at: Amazon
EMMA-LEE is one of the most distinctive vocalists and accomplished up-and-coming songwriters in the Canadian music scene, garnering a string of accolades -- In 2008, she won an Independent Music Award for “Best Love Song,” and showcased at high-profile festivals such as SXSW, NXNE and CMW. EMMA-LEE has also been seen and heard from her national TV appearance on CBC Television, heavy rotation on campus radio and CBC stations, and multiple film & television placements such as HBO's "Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures", Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too?", and Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Velvet voiced EMMA-LEE won critics over with her debut album Never Just a Dream. Its eclectic mix of pop, jazz, folk and blues charmed listeners with old-time warmth and honest, confessional lyrics. The Toronto Star said “She's destined for big things” and receiving a perfect 4 of out 4 stars for the album. The Globe and Mail, while mentioning her career imperiling operation on her thyroid gland and another for an unrelated vocal-chord polyp, calls her voice “Spectacular. They sprinkled gold dust inside her throat, implanted strands of silk and coated it all with gleaming honey. The surgeries, suffice to say, were a success.”
"Backseat Heroine" by Emma-Lee - release date: 02/7/12..