Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Music Im Lovin...Emily King
On East Side Story, New York City-based songstress Emily King succeeds in creating a sound most twenty-one year olds could only dream of nearing. With an old-school, throwback vibe and a groove-heavy palette of hook-laden ideas, the album is comprehensive in its refusal to be categorized. By bringing together King's singer-songwriter foundation with soul-drenched vocals and fluid hip-hop beats, East Side Story creates a truly special blend - a place where the coffeehouse meets the dance floor.
The smash single "Walk in my Shoes," featuring Lupe Fiasco, is a fearless mantra of independent thinking and self-pride. Cool and collected while powerful and assertive, this hit is not only infectiously catchy, but lyrically momentous. Emily King shows equal lyrical significance on "Colorblind," a solid and steady hit that addresses her experience as the child of a bi-racial marriage.
With contributions from notables including producer Salaam Remi and Marsha from acclaimed rap duo Floetry, the album masterfully highlights King's wide array of influences while ultimately letting her achieve her primary goal - finding common ground.
Posted by Women Unchained at 9:20 AM