After a particularly challenging week, i was searching for a calm to the roar in my head when i bumped into EMMA ELIZABETH on YouTube. I found refuge in her music as one video became two which prompted a visit to her website where The Coldness of Winter EP was for sale. Free downloads were the extra treat elsewhere on the net so i made a full album.
Themes run with love, hope and faith. ‘If I Could’ makes a good hello that’s followed by the fuller hug of ‘Message to the Sky’. My favourite is the title track, ‘The Coldness of Winter’, which possesses a lovely tempo and keyboard melody. In the breakdown is where she’s most comfortable…or maybe it’s where i am, wanting her to explore that path to folk music. Despite that wish, the build-up thereafter is special, giving variation whilst expressing imagination. The last song, ‘The Start’, is not only ironic because of its title but because it deals with mistakes and depression. I appreciated the sincerity.
Em’s got tons of homemade vids on YouTube. I particular enjoyed her 2010 cover of Chris de Burgh’s ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling‘: