Emm Gryner

Emm Gryner

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Biography

EMM GRYNER

FOUR STARS - “’The Summer of High Hopes’ is the distilled voice of an original” – Siobhan Long, The Irish Times.

"’The Summer of High Hopes’ is a winning mix of indie-rock, orchestral pop and ballads...stunning..." Brian Campbell, The Irish News.

"The Summer of High Hopes" is a return to the fiercely independent spirit and knack for intimate yet ambitious home recordings that kick-started the career of one of Canada's most acclaimed indie artists.

The new, 11-song album, released earlier this year in Europe, was produced by Emm with ex-Shudder to Think guitarist-turned-film composer Nathan Larson (Boys Dont Cry/Dirty Pretty Things/Velvet Goldmine), and was recorded in locations as disparate as basements in the Ontario countryside and studios in Malmo, Sweden.

The new collection is a deeply personal, tell-tale soundtrack. "Blackwinged Bird" (recently covered by the collective The Cake Sale featuring A Camp/Cardigans singer Nina Persson), is a melancholic open letter from a young woman to the world. "Sunshine" is a Pretendersesque, bittersweet farewell to a past life and "Merlot" stands out as a whispery serenade to a potential love. Other tracks such as "Girls Are Murder" and "All-Time Low" are melodic pop anthems that only under a magnifying glass reveal a mischievous, sorrowful soul.

Featured on the album are Matt Pond PA cellist Dana Feder, Canadian laptop wiz Bryce Kushnier aka Vitaminsforyou, In-Flight Safety's John Mullane, and Kevin March (Hot One, Guided By Voices).

Features the song “Almighty Love”, named by Bono in Q Magazine Nov 2006 as one of six songs he wishes he had written.

Discography

PVT (2006)
The Summer of High Hopes (2006)
Songs of Love and Death (2005)
Asianblue (2002)
Girl Versions (2001)
Dead Relatives (2000)
Science Fair (1999)
Public (1998)
The Original Leap Year (1997)