Folk artist Emma Frank shares new video for 'Before You Go Away'
6 September 2019
The song is taken from her sophomore album 'Come Back' which is out today
Brooklyn-based folk artist Emma Frank celebrates the release of her sophomore album 'Come Back' with a new video for 'Before You Go Away' as well as an album release show at The Knitting Factory.
Initially accounting a breakdown in communication with her father, “Before You Go Away” began as an ode to a dysfunctional relationship but ended as a helping hand to finding strength in weakness. Emma says, “I wrote this song, initially, to my father. Our communication was really breaking down, and I had trouble talking to him without getting upset at something he said.” Once in the studio, Emma realized, “I needed to come back to the moment, come back to the light. I needed to let joy and light in, and to let those negative voices go.”
Emma has a sound so multifaceted it intertwines folk, R&B, and even jazz to create shifting tempos and winding melodies that are poignant, propelling and all-engulfing. She introduced 'Come Back' with striking track 'I Thought', alongwith a stunning video directed by visual artist Ayo Tsalithaba filmed in the suburbs of Toronto. She followed that with a gorgeously sparse cover of Wilco’s 'Either Way'.
Throughout 'Come Back', Emma taunts with ideas of love, lust, self-doubt, commitment and sadness to relinquish the most intimate corners of her mind with her listeners. Emma’s songs are journeys of self-discovery, framed by insightful lyrics and her warm, gossamer voice that songwriter Leif Vollebekk described as "like leather on silk."
Born and raised outside of Boston, Emma moved to Montreal in 2006 to study literature at McGill University. While there, she began performing regularly, releasing two critically acclaimed albums under her own name on the Montreal-based label, The 270 Sessions, and performing vocals and brass with art-pop ensembles She's Got a Habit and Malcolm Sailor's Songs. After coming to New York in August of 2015 to perform in Franky Rousseau and Dominic Mekky's chamber opera April, Emma decided to move to Brooklyn. It's there that she penned the songs on Ocean Av and Come Back.
Emma Frank tour dates:
Sept 6 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory (Album Release Show) Sept 14 Paris, France @ Ducs des Lombards Sept 15 London, England @Kansas Smitty’s Sept 17 Berlin, Germany @ Quasimodo Oct 6 Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim Oct 8 Burlington, VT @ The Lamp Shop Oct 9 Montreal, QC @ Café Resonance Oct 11 Wakefield, QC @ Black Sheep Inn Oct 12 Toronto, ON @ Burdock Music Hall
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