Emily Reid

Emily Reid

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
SoloCountrySinger/Songwriter

Country-folk infusion with a hint of Nashville twang, but grounded in Canadian roots. Up-beat, moving, authentic and well-crafted- Emily Reid is an act you not only won't want to miss, but and Artist you'll fall in love with forever.

Biography

With a voice that goes down like moonshine strong but with a smooth finish and a sincere perspective on what it means to be human, singer-songwriter Emily Reid effortlessly blurs the line between alternative country and indie pop. 

The journey began for Emily in 2009 when she migrated from the land of beer and hockey (Victoria, BC) to the buckle of the Bible Belt (Nashville, TN). Three years later, Emily released her self-titled debut album: a collection of ten unapologetically honest and unashamedly catchy pop songs that chronicled her transition to the south (Delgado).  From there, Emily moved from studio to stage, making stops at the Billboard Film & Television Showcase, SXSW, and Canadian Music Fest while on tour.

In 2013, Emilys southern soul has truly taken root. In working with producer Eric Masse (Mikky Ekko, Caitlin Rose), her new material draws inspiration from the likes of James Taylor and Allison Krauss, all the while holding true to her love of pop. The end result culminates in campfire jams that implore you to sing-along, cherishing the moments you have and cheering on the people you love. Emily has taken her newly discovered southern soul back to her home turf and is currently based out of Toronto.

  

Lyrics

Be Your Last

Written By: Emily Reid

Verse 1:
On a midnight drive from Austin, you smoked your first cigarette Listening to that wind howl, I saw youth on your breathe
You Told me of only one other girl that you'd kissed before we met And what you'd change about your life is you have nothing to regret
Pre:
I can feel a changing, a moral re arranging
Chorus:
If you wanna be a wild one, don't run away too fast
If you wanna be a drifter, promise you'll come back
And if you wanna be a sinner, baby keep your heart in tact I will be your first but I'd rather be your last.
Verse 2:
I was raised on beer and hockey in the land of socially free Living like that wind blows, no caution or boundaries
We met on southern ground where we both were meant to be But now my biggest fear of all is that you're ending up like me
Pre:
I can feel a changing, a moral re arranging
Chorus:
If you wanna be a wild one, don't run away too fast
If you wanna be a drifter, promise you'll come back
And if you wanna be a sinner, baby keep your heart in tact I will be your first but I'd rather be your last.
Bridge:
Darling what you choose to be, is gonna have to be alright by me
Chorus:
Cause I was a wild one, who got away too fast
And I am a drifter who's finally coming back
And baby we're all sinners trying to keep our hearts in tact So you won't be my first, no you won't be my first
Cause I was a wild one, who got away too fast
And I am a drifter who's finally coming back
And baby we're all sinners trying to keep our hearts in tact So you won't be my first, no you won't be my first
But you'll gladly be, my last.