Emma Elizabeth EP review

The young singer-songwriter originally hailing from London hosts a clear talent for composure and performance. Her most recent EP release ‘The Coldness Of Winter’, is a laidback and modestapproach to modern acoustic driven music.

There appears to be an already firmly set trademark in Elizabeth’s work, in which she will alternate between two notes much alike that of Snow Patrol or Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

The title track, ‘The Coldness Of Winter’ is by far the strongest, and it’s clear proficient work has been put in on both sides of the mixing desk. Emma’s floats effortlessly in and out of falsetto notes and the warm harmonies prevalence is an attractive final touch – a definite clear choice to name the EP after.
‘The Start’ follows a similar line of composure – well put together and matched with a production that does EE’s sound justice. It’s a shame I can’t say the same for the two remaining tracks.

I’m unsure in which order this compilation was recorded, but it seems there has been a certain decline in the level of attentiveness put into the outstanding. The vocals are ever so slightly out of tune, and the harmonies suffer as a result of this.
In ‘Message To The Sky’ I would like to say there’s an almost definite dispensable use of melisma, but this could purely be down to the final mix.

At only 21 years old, it’s clear the singer needs more time to grow as an artist, but is certainly moving in the right direction.

Find the published review at DEAD PRESS


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