Emily Davis

Emily Davis

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS
BandFolkAcoustic

Emily's music combines poetic lyricism, powerful hooks, and the best of the folk, country, and pop genres to create a compelling and beautifully unique sound.

Biography

Emily's music has a poetic lyricism and warmth that creates a compelling and beautifully unique sound. A weaver of ageless stories, her lush and melodic soundscape provide for an intoxicating live performance. With a powerful voice that’s ageing like good whiskey, she explores the outer edges of folk, pop, country and blues to tell her tales, instinctively employing the right balance of unashamed honesty and good humour.

Emily released her debut recording “Moving in Slow Motion” in 2007. The album, produced by two time Aria Award winner Monique Brumby and featuring Badloves drummer Chris Tabone, achieved critical acclaim and is currently distributed through MGM. The album received airplay on Nova, Triple J and is on rotation at ABC National as part of the Oztracks program.

She toured extensively in Australia, and has also performed alongside some of the finest singer/songwriters on the national and international stage including Clare Bowditch, C.W Stoneking, Darryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amarossi, Richard Clapton, Kate Miller-Heidke, Emma Dean, Monique Brumby, Kristina Olsen and Diana Ah Naid. She has performed at the WomAdelaide Festival in 2007, as well as Peatsridge and the Port Music Festival. She has headlined at the Semaphore Music Festival and consistently sells out shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Emily is a versatile and innovative composer who enjoys stretching the boundaries of her art form. Her production company Grand Narrative with fellow Engineer and Producer Luc Steinberg has achieved local success winning a commission by the Media Resource Centre of ARTS SA to produce a film score, performed live to the silent 8mm picture ‘Nanook of the North’. Her skill at composition and production was also sought after by up and coming director Bowen Ellames on his critically acclaimed short film ‘Daniel’. Davis is also currently producing and engineering the debut album of up and coming folk sensations, ‘The Timbers”.

Emily Davis is a versatile and talented performer whose experience allows her to reach a diverse audience. Cal Williams Jr’s award Winning album ‘Morning Star” and Courtney Robb’s “Amidst the noise and the haste”. She is also a versatile cabaret performer, who has toured nationally with the criticlally acclaimed “The Wheel of Frank Confessions”. Emily is currently recording her second album at her home studio.

Lyrics

Anthems and Odes

Written By: Emily Davis

Who is the lover you dreamt of last night
Who takes your head in his hands
When you come around to see me no need to explain
All that you don’t understand

Here we go again
Here we go again

Your eyes are a lamp in this ocean of darkness
If you were to fall you would land on your feet
Lead with your left foot, your cards on the table
Repeat after me, you say

Here we go again
Here we go again
Here we go again
Here we go again

The stars are still burning at the end of the night
We haven’t decided to fight or to fly
I can’t help but notice the look in your eye
As you ask them for doubles while you’re rolling the dice

Here we go again
Here we go again
Here we go again
Here we go again

We sing in the car on the way from the city
Anthems and odes to the ones we still love
We hope that the day will be pleasant and pretty
Your stare out at still burning bright stars above

Here we go again
Here we go again
Here we go again
Here we go again

Cold

Written By: Emily Davis

When you open your eyes
I'll be in your periphery
Watching your arabesque hands and drowning in your symphony

And I suppose it's a little more arctic in here than usual
I've got a chill but you normally burn in me
Maybe you're falling faster and deeper you're shedding your skin to let the man in and

It's so cold and everybody knows that it's quiet here at night time
And it's so cold that I can't feel my toes from the frostbite
Sinking in under my skin

And if Venus should fall tonight, she'll bathe you naked in her pale moonlight
Lock up your heart and throw away the key, there's an ocean swelling here between you
and me

And I suppose it's a little more arctic in here than usual
I've got a chill but you normally burn in me
Maybe you're falling faster and deeper you're shedding your skin to let the man in

And it's so cold and everybody knows that it's quiet here at night time
And it's so cold that I can't feel my toes from the frostbite
Sinking in under my skin

And it's so cold
You're back in my room
Hold out your hand
Whisper to me

Billboards

Written By: Emily Davis

Catch me if you can I feel I'm drifting away
They've clipped my wings with all the things that they say

And it's two on a Tuesday and I am running around
Trying to find a trace of you

There are Billboards of you on my freeway
But I just pass them by, I just drive on by

Yeah I do I do

The stars are falling out of the sky tonight
And if I could, I would fall from flight
Yeah I would fall into your arms
Yeah I would fall into your arms

Catch me if you can I feel I'm drifting away
They've clipped my wings with all the things that they say

And it's two on a Tuesday and I am running around
Trying to find a trace of you

There are Billboards of you on my freeway
But I just pass them by, I just drive on by

Yeah I do I do

The stars are falling out of the sky tonight
And if I could I would fall from flight
I would fall into your arms
Yeah I would fall into your arms

And it's two on a Tuesday and I am running around
Trying to find a trace of you

There are Billboards of you on my freeway
But I just pass them by, I just drive on by

There are Billboards of you on my freeway
But I just pass them by

Discography

Debut Album - "Moving in Slow Motion"

Singles - "Anthem & Odes" and "Particularly Beautiful"