The Star - Emily Mae Winters
Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is the beautifully written and arranged 'The Star' from Emily Mae Winters. Love Emily's vocals on this one. Bonus points if you know the location of the video. It should be an easy one for the WLS family ;) If you like the song, Emily is currently doing well in our LCM favourite artist of 2016 voting and I'm sure she would appreciate your support.
'Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art— Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night’ John Keats
The new Winter single from Folk Singer Songwriter Emily Mae Winters inspired by the themes of fate, love and transience in John Keats’ poem 'Bright Star'.
Emily Mae Winters’ haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Influenced by the likes of Nancy Kerr, The Unthanks, Kate Rusby, Gillian Welch, Sarah Jarosz and Alison Krauss, Emily teamed up with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker to produce her first commercial EP release ‘Foreign Waters’ which was received with critical acclaim. Her self-penned track ‘Anchor’ from the release won the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition. The tracks have received extensive national and international folk and Americana radio play including support from the BBC RADIO 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. She has spent the last year opening for top UK folk acts including Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Jim Moray and Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage and performed a well-received club tent set at the Cambridge Folk Festival (where she met Kadia:) Emily's new album 'Siren Serenade' will build upon the transatlantic sounds on her first release. The record is being co- produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk award winner Ben Walker (musical partner to Josienne Clarke) and Lauren Deakin- Davies (Laura Marling). It will feature a host of folk names, including Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Lukas Drinkwater and others– with choral and ensemble arrangements. There are 12 tracks on the album, a combination of self-penned and traditional folk songs which draw inspiration from poetry, myths and stories of love, loss, fate and memory.