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This time our musical journey takes us to Stockholm, Sweden. There lives a young artist named Emilie Lund and she has been writing songs for over three years now. But her first output was just released a few weeks ago. Why is that? It’s simple: Emilie just gave her music to good friends of her through handmade copies so that her tracks did not reach a wider audience. But those times are over, because Aaahh Records brought this jewel to light and is now offering it for free download on its label page.
Emilie was raised by former hippies on a farm and knows the life there and the differences to the big cities. Maybe this makes her songs so beautiful and full of melancholic feelings. Her voice is gentle and sometimes dominant in a deferent way…umm yes…don’t know how to describe the singing in Something Is Eating Me in a proper way. “Describing music with words is like dancing to houses” a man said I don’t know the name of – but he was right as far as I can see. But nevertheless, let’s get back to the music.
As I said, the record could be described as a melancholic one. The tracks on this EP are quite different and this is the reason I included two songs to show the facets of them. On the one hand you find simple and beautiful singer-songwriter songs with nothing but guitar playing in the back. But on the other hand there are songs like the superb Sad Blue Mountain characterized through minimal piano play, cowbells (I think) and something that could be a harmonica. Every track on this EP seems to have its own life and its own story to tell using what it thinks is best to tell it in an adequate way. But beneath all differences the release shows coherence and a unique signature of Emilie in all five songs.
After hearing the EP the tenth time successively I bet on something that you will hear great things from Emilie in the future. There can be no doubt that she got so much talent, her first full length will come soon. And the next time one will know her name before reading something about her first. This EP contains some of the finest music of this year for me. If you don’t agree after first listen give it one or two more rounds in your player and I think you think similar.