Terry Emm To Release First Single From Acclaimed ‘Starlight’ EP
‘Forever and After’, the first single from Bedfordshire singer-songwriter Terry Emm’s third album ‘Starlight’ is a summery slice of English jangly guitar-pop, with a rousing 'seize the day' sentiment.
The song depicts Emm’s youth growing up in the 90’s, listening to Brit-pop. With its Del Amitri / Boo Radleys-esque bright harmonies and sparkly guitar sound, it sees him looking back into the haze and naivety of youth, to reminisce about young love and lost summers. The lyrics deal with dreams of success and letting go; with a confident realisation that it takes less than we think to be what you want to be. At 26, Emm has performed support shows with current Radio 2 buzz act Emma Stevens, as well as having supported folk favourites The Moulettes and US bluesman Harry Manx - and looks set to taste more of the success he was dreaming of in youth.
The single will be released Monday 19th May, in advance of the album ‘Starlight’, to be released on August 11th. Produced by Michael Clarke (Clarkesville, Andy Burrows), the EP features strings by Calina De La Mare (Tindersticks, Ray Lamontagne), and is getting excellent reviews within the UK media and beyond. On the collaborations, Emm says:
“I was a fan of Michael’s band ‘Clarkesville’ when I was younger and their album inspired me a lot with its mix of uplifting pop rock tracks and singer-songwriter style tracks. Likewise, involving Calina, I had loved her arrangements on albums I’d listened to when I was young. I wanted to reach back into my youth musical influences on this new album. The best music from your youth always sticks with you”.
The single ‘Forever and After’ is out on Monday 19th May. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-g5DZ3Fjus
See Terry Emm at one of his upcoming UK dates:
02nd May Durham Old Cinema Laundrette
03rd May Salford The Eagle
04th May Leeds Verve
05th May Leeds Gaslight Club
30th May Royston Folk Club
14th Jun Watford Palace Theatre
29th Jul Cambridge The Flying Pig
01st Aug Hereford Broome Farm
Soundcloud: ‘Starlight’ (for embedding): https://soundcloud.com/terryemm/starlight-1
Press quotes: “Excellent, excellent music” -BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2
“Such finely crafted songs”- R2 MAGAZINE
“Absolutely Delightful”- CHRIS HAWKINS, BBC 6 MUSIC
“Outstanding…pastoral, romantic and lit musically by summer rays…no routine singer- songwriter offering but some-thing totally engaging in melody and lyric…the cult starts here”- **** 4/5- MOJO
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