NBC’s The Voice churns out some fantastic artists like, Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbury to name a couple, and the latest to release new music is the seventeen-year-old phenomena from Wakeman, OH, Emily Keener. The young singer/songwriter made it into the Top 12 on the tenth season of singing competition and is poised to make an impact in the industry right away with her debut album, Breakfast.
The throwback feel to the days of Carole King and James Taylor flow throughout the entire album, but has an updated feel that is more akin to Sara Bareilles and Rumer. Vocally Emily Keener is mature beyond her years and the sky is the limit for this budding star. Her gentle, sweet and melodic voice is balanced with the acoustic melodies and it is refreshing to listen to something real that is not overly auto-tuned or heavily modified with electro-production.
“Elevator”, the debut single, is wonderfully eccentric, heartbreaking song. Keener‘s whispered, hushed vocals early on are expected when thinking about elevator music. It is almost background noise, but really it is a purposeful lead up. The song never gets crazy, but as she reaches the peak, it becomes hard to ignore. “Elevator” is calm. Sometimes calm is necessary. In this case, it makes perfect sense.
There is so much thoughtfulness and wisdom about Breakfast. Each track is carefully constructed to lead us down the path in which Emily Keener wants us to travel. Looking for something new that leaves behind the electro-pop world we have been thrust into? Well, you need to pick up Breakfast by Emily Keener and it will renew your faith in the artistry of music.
You can pick up the debut album, Breakfast by Emily Keener, on iTunes. And do not forget to check out the video for “Elevator” below!
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