Emily Easterly

Emily Easterly

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

What a redhead should sound like...

Biography

With a mix of D.I.Y. attitude, guitar proficiency, and songwriting skills modeled after Cat Power and Exile in Guyville-era Liz Phair, Emily Easterly made her debut in 2001 with the self-released Assembling Emily. Featuring collaborations with several of Easterly's hometown heroes (including Sparklehorse's Alan Weatherhead and Cracker guitarist Johnny Hickman), the record was issued during the songwriter's final weeks of high school in Richmond, VA. The following months saw Easterly relocating several hours south to study music at the University of Miami, where she released Cole in 2002 and garnered support from college radio. Seasons Never Change followed in 2005, boasting an intimate, stripped-down sound that reflected upon the singer's four-year stay in sunny Miami, and Easterly subsequently moved to Brooklyn to pursue her craft full-time. Inspired by Neil Young, the Beatles, and Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Heart Comma Heart arrived in late 2007.
-Andrew Leahey, allmusic.com

In 2008 she and fellow songwriter, J Seger released a split 45rpm single on vinyl with her song, "Please, Please Say Goodnight" recorded in Brooklyn at Galuminumfoil Studios.

"Well-rounded to the point of perfection, sweet, slyly inventive and ultimately highly memorable." -Richmond Times Dispatch

“The combination of voice, melody and production makes Emily Easterly one to watch.” -Amplifier Magazine

Lyrics

Please, Please Say Goodnight

Written By: Emily Easterly

You say you will
And you will one day
But that seems like forever
When you could just do it today

I don't want to be the one
To close your eyes for you
So please, please say goodnight

You got your time
I've got mine too
Its just that you think
Its never going to run out on you

I don't want to be the one
To close your eyes for you
So please, please say goodnight

Oh, now you're making this so hard
Oh, why you making this so hard
Sleep tight, baby
I'll turn off the light for you
Now all you've got to do
Is close your eyes

I don't want to be the one
To close your eyes
I don't want to be the one
To close your eyes
I don't want to be the one
To close your eyes
I don't want to be the one
To close your eyes
So please say goodnight

Maryland To Texas

Written By: Emily Easterly

If I was in Maryland
But my guitar was in Texas
How would I write a song?

I wouldn't know what to do
With my hands or my heart
Should I pretend
Should I convince myself?

I'd either drive all night to Texas
Or I'd have to buy a new guitar

But either way, I'm screwed
Cause there's no easy way
Back to you

If I took a ride
In a hot air balloon
Would it fly?
Would it soar with ease?

Would it give me a new perspective
On this land that we roam?
Would I think
Would I dream different?

I'd either take a chance
And take a ride
Or I'd have to find a new way up

But either way, I'm screwed
Cause I can't explain me to you

If I was like you
And you were more like me
Then what the hell, what the hell
Would that prove, anyway?

Discography

Emily Easterly- Assembling Emily (2001)
Emily Easterly- Cole (2002)
**Cole charted on the College Music Journal (CMJ)'s top 200 radio charts in 2002.
Emily Easterly- Seasons Never Change (2005)
Emily Easterly- Heart Comma Heart (2007)
Emily Easterly/ J Seger Split 45 rpm "Please, Please Say Goodnight"/ "City Love Is Strange" (2008)

Set List

Set list can range from solo electric or acoustic performances to full band sets, mostly original with a few covers.