Singer Emily Greene Releases Debut Album
Tue, 03 Aug 2010 15:24:45
On the surface, singer Emily Greene might be the girl you love to hate: strikingly beautiful and a quirky personality. But Greene openly jokes about her personal struggles, misadventures in dating, and dysfunctional family life. Which makes her sort of like a guy's girl, the type you can have fun with and bring home to mom! She's always the first to laugh at herself in spastic, almost slapstick humor. Unexpectedly, sits down at the piano, opens her mouth and what comes out sounds like aged cabernet, with subtle complexities, varied flavors and aromas emanating through her different songs; consistently smooth, sexy, thought-provoking and intoxicating. She is like the indie scene's snarkier answer to Tori Amos, no?
Her debut album, Is This What You Had in Mind was released digitally on June 1 so if you've not yet had the chance to check it out or enjoy it, what are you waiting for?
The album boasts layered harmonies and slow grooves, with memorable hooks like "Oceans and Waves" mixed with heavier pop anthems like "Starting Fresh." The title track, "Is This What You Had in Mind," is a dissonant melancholic confession that resolves in arpeggios and harmonies that haunt the corners of your mind long after the song ends.
Emily credits the uniqueness of her sound to the jazz circle that she fell into while attending Berklee College of Music, where she jammed with jazz heads Tom Stoepker and Pascal Le Boeuf and soon became a staple in the Boston jazz scene. Her experience in the jazz world paired with her emotive and catchy songwriting led her to being a favorite in the Boston scene, and with an album in the works she left for New York City to pursue the dream of developing and sharing her music more widely. NYC is full of young and talented boys and girls pursuing their dreams, but why not give Miss Greene a little chance? She is certainly worth it!
Have you checked Emily Greene out yet?