Ray Emure
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Ray Emure

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Ray Emure ...Of The Heart"

This EP is a mini treat of drumming catchiness, great riffs and catchy melody. This underneath Emure's vocal style and dead pan delivery make the whole thing rather difficult to define. 'Lose Control' opens and is the stand out track but gives way to 'Who Needs This' which starts with a groovy bass riff that put one in mind of Sly & Robbie. What Emure does with his lyrics is more about hinting at his underlying feelings whilst remaining firmly committed to the groove which I suspect is the origin of each song.

'Confessions' is a slower, more melodic turn but still holds onto that sense that the words are driven by the rhythm rather than the other way around, which I rather like. By the time you get to 'Promenade' you feel quite a part of Emure's world and his 80's influence comes out more strongly, Depeche Mode like in more ways than one.

The final track 'Memories' is, as a titles like this suggest, more ethereal and I really liked the Soul II Soul'esque groove and whispy guitars and vocals. All in all a fine EP from a fast developing artist - frankjoshua.blogspot.com


Discography

Albums:
'The Beginning' - 2008
'Coming Home' - 2009
"Coming Back Home" Deluxe Edition - 2009
"Of The Heart" - 2011

Singles:

"Transfixed" - March 2010
"What We Find" - April 2010
"How I Feel" - May 2010
"King Of Japan" - Nov 2010
"Ready To Go Home" - Feb 2011
"Never Mind" - April 2011
"Not Today" - June 2011
"Oh Oh Baby" - Oct 2011
"Promenade" - Jan 2012

Yes I do have tracks that have streaming and radio play.

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"I am from London and I take my lyrics from real life situations and bring them to life by expression through music and song. It took me a realization through my past endeavours that music is the way forward for me after spending time in the world of fashion….Like art I am able to create and share what is going on inside my mind, whether its my experience or someone else’s’.

‘I am inspired by soul, funk, drum n bass, r&b, rap, and rock music. And I take all these elements and churn out deep motivated songs full of substance and appeal. Performing live gives me that opportunity to share my songs s to a wider audience.

My new album "Of The Heart" was released digitally on August 18th 2011. It is a honest and thought provoking piece of contemporary pop music with elements of folk, dance, rock and blues.