Emily and the Woods #2 - Eye to Eye / WLT Session


For no reason other than a lack of hours in the day I've not mentioned Emily and The Woods since she melted my heart at Glastonbury last June. Her second EP 'Eye to Eye' was released in the middle of last year and its four tracks will soften even the hardest of souls, Emily's acoustic folk songs can be simply surmised as from the heavens. With her soft, beautiful voice, introspective lyrics and delicately delivered instrumentation it's almost impossible not to fall in love with her and her music.

The range of her talents can be heard via three tracks from the EP below, "Handwriting" produces all sorts of goosebumps, her vocal floors me every time; pure, honest, the very definition of gorgeous. The reflective track brings back memories of how she turned a large crowd at Worthy Farm into an enthralled silence, her exceptional song-craft and voice, coupled with a quirky, humorous presence made her come across as instantly likeable and (for want of a better word) nice - though there's not enough 'nice' is the world is there?. These attributes exhibited on the exquisite "Steal His Heart", a sweet, endearing lullaby that's simply delicious.

You can order the 'Eye to Eye' EP direct from Emily and also get a lovely signed poster here.

Watch Listen Tell have recently released a live session for a new track called "It Was Right There", as you'd expect it's pretty stunning. Emily is definitely in the same bracket as Rachel Sermanni, Daughter, Lucy Rose and Camille Delean as my favourite independent female singer-songwriters and I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing much more of her in 2012.