EMILY KING UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “CAN’T HOLD ME”
SCENERY OUT FEBRUARY 1
VIA ATO RECORDS
UPCOMING TOUR DATES WITH STOPS IN VANCOUVER
(Toronto, ON – January 14, 2019) – GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Emily King releases a new track, “Can’t Hold Me”, today. Listen HERE.Check out the live performance from her Apogee session HERE.
Taken from her highly anticipated new album, Scenery (Feb 1, ATO Records), Emily says of the track, “I got tired of waiting around for someone else to please me. It became a song about self-reliance. Realizing I didn’t need anyone else to make me feel good in any way, I only needed to trust myself.”
Scenery, produced by longtime musical cohort Jeremy Most and mixed Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie) was recorded in upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains, where Emily now makes her home after a lifetime of Lower East Side living.
Scenery follows the critically acclaimed album The Switch (2015) which included the hit “Distance” (more than 13 million streams). Following the album’s release, King performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan, Prairie Home Companion, and toured with Alabama Shakes. This is her first release with ATO Records.
A proud New Yorker, Emily spent her first three decades living on the same Midtown block. She loved her home, her family, her friends, and her life there. But last year, when she finally resolved to challenge herself by moving out of her comfort zone, positive changes started taking shape immediately. In Upstate New York, the fresh air and fresh mentality gave her the proper space and perspective to create what would become the album of her career. Its name: Scenery.
Without a doubt, King has carved out such a space for herself. With Scenery, she has challenged herself to create new roots, both in physical form as well as sonically. “For me, Scenery is about taking a chance and having an adventure, with themes of independence, confidence, and self-reliance throughout, and having a sense of freedom and self-worth,” she says. “I’m really proud of this record because we took time to make sure it was right. We let time pass in between creating, recording, and listening so that my true judgment can be revealed, ego goes away, and you see it for what it is. Sometimes you have blinders on because you want it to be good so badly. When I listen to this record there are no cringe-y moments. I’m proud of the process.”
Pre-Order Scenery HERE
EMILY KING ON TOUR (tix HERE )
1/22/2019 – The Music Box – San Diego, CA
1/23/2019 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
1/25/2019 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
1/26/2019 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
1/27/2019 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
1/31/2019 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
2/1/2019 – Schuba’s Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
2/2/2019 – El Club – Detroit, MI
2/4/2019 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
2/26/2019 – Bush Hall – London (SOLD OUT)
2/27/2019 – Badaboum – Paris
2/29/2019 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam (SOLD OUT)
3/1/2019 – Maschinehaus – Berlin
Praise for Emily King:
“..an irresistible piece of anthemic R&B that captures the retro-cinematic quality of that first drive and the breathless feeling of greeting something new.” – NPR Music
“Next level sass” – Pitchfork
“One of the best songwriters around at the moment.” – BBC’s Radio 1
“Unreal talent. In complete awe of this girl. Thank you for the music.” – Sam Smith
“I. Love. Her. Voice” – Justin Timberlake
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