Music is a method of expression, it's a way of communicating, it's a search for answers and a feeling said in just the right words or with just the right sound. It's method in madness and madness itself. Music is about being alone and then realising you're not alone in that feeling, so it's being apart and together at the same time.
Music is black notes on a sheet of paper, a look across the street, a first kiss, a moment of clarity. It's whatever it needs to be for whoever is listening. You can take as much or as little from it as you like, when you like. That is what I'm trying to create.
The Dedications EP is a tribute to life, to the people we meet, to the feelings we feel, to the hearts we break. It's about saying "Hey, meeting you has completely changed the way I see the world". It's about saying thank you to all the bad times and celebrating all the good times. It's about recognising all that's made us who we are today, whether it's a loved one, a break up, a night you'll never forget or the times you spend doing absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. It's about dedicating everything you have, your heart, your soul, your emotion, to really being alive.
When was the last time you took the chance to feel?
Emily J . “ghost” (single), reviewed by Keith How, Bakewell United Kingdom
I was minding my own business doing some shopping when a suspicious looking Aussie dude engaged me in conversation during which he passed me on envelope that, without doubt, contained a compact disc within. “Review please cobber “ were his final words before he disappeared down the frozen food isle . Somewhat stunned I completed my purchase ofsome fish fingers (oh yes) ,bread and Tommy K.( we know how to live). So to “Ghost” by Aussie songstress Emily J. Well , breathy vocals and gently strummed guitar and some vibes that leads into an anthemic chorus that gently tugs at the heart. She sounds a fragile thing, young Emily, her voice layered over the slightly restrained percussion and guitars. This is not an unpleasant tune at all .I kind of imagine it playing during one of those emotional scenes in some teen drama on Sky (no I don’t watch them). My fear is that this is a well worn path for attractive talented young lady singers but I reckon Emily can hold her own if she can continue to write strong material such as this.
Emily J . “ghost” (single), reviewed by Phil Brookes, IMN, United Kingdom
Aptly titled, this track floats in on the breeze like a friendly spirit, takes you by the hand and leads you on a magical journey through the clouds. Emily J’s voice, likewise, is like a whisper on the wind and adds splendidly to the mood. The sparse musical arrangement is haunting both in mood and it’s simplicity. This is mature music very much in the vain of Nerina Pallot with perhaps a more folky edge reminiscent of Judie Tzuke. The only negative point I can find is that it seems to be over all too soon but maybe that’s a good thing. To be left wanting more. http://indiemusicnews.info/review-emily-j-ghost/
Debut Single - Ghost 28 December 2011
EP: Dedications, release 17 March 2012
Album: Live at ScorcherFest, Melbourne 2012
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