Emily King-East Side Story
J Records-August 28, 2007
J Records new artist Emily King is gearing up for her debut album East Side Stories, set to drop on August 28th. In preparation for her release, King has a album sampler floating around that features some of her soon to be classic songs. She explores a wide range of subject matter, as well as gives her take on some classic R&B songs, and ends up with one of the hottest soul albums of the year. Small surprise as this daughter of jazz musicians is simply following in her parents footsteps, while gaining new friends and fans along the way.
Her lead single “Walk In My Shoes” (WMP, Real and QT) is a nice introduction to the Lower East Side songwriter. “Colorblind” is a look into the hurdles in front bi-racial families and children and how Emily herself overcame them. She also expertly tackles the Bill Withers classic “Aint No Sunshine” and reworks Donna Summer in the funky, “Walk In My Shoes”.
Emily has been scheduled to join the second leg of the John Legend Tour, kicking off in Houston, Tx. The new singing sensation straight outta L.E.S. will be one to watch, as her renditions of R&B standards mixes with her upgraded hip-hop rooted beats and vibes makes her CD a nice change to the game.
Stay tuned for a full review of the Chucky Thompson produced, R&B/Soul artist here at RRG, but until then have a listen to “Walk In My Shoes”, “U and I” and visit her MySpace page and say hello. Oh yeah, make sure you check her YouTube video in response to the whole Imus incident as well. Look for her on the road with John Legend near you soon, check below for tour dates, and click the links to hear songs featured on the sampler and upcoming album!
5/13 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
5/14 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater
5/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
5/19 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
5/21 – Fresno, CA – William Saroyan Theater
5/22 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
5/23 – San Jose, CA – SJ Center for the Performing Arts
5/25 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
5/26 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
5/27 – Vancouver, BC – Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
Emily King EPK