Giving In - Emily Faye
With a new EP 'Here I Am' set for release on April 27th our next LCM featured artist is London based singer-songwriter Emily Faye. We first had the pleasure of meeting Emily last year at the excellent 'Round Up' session hosted by Two Ways Home. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the excellent 'Giving In' written by Emily & Jake Jason Read. It's the wonderful second single release from the new EP.
The release will be marked with a one-off EP launch show at London’s The Bedford venue on 1st May, before Emily heads out on the 'Write Like A Girl' tour (announced this week) with Beth Keeping & Vic Allen:
Describing the song, Faye said: "‘Giving In’ tells a story of someone who feels they have been trying really hard in their relationship, but that actually maybe it’s just a case of the fact they aren't right for each other, and I wanted to portray in the video the realisation of that moment and giving yourself permission to actually give in to what just isn’t ‘meant to be’."
Emily Faye's journey into music and storytelling began in a back corner bedroom in a remote village deep in the English countryside. Her earliest musical influences came from the songs played on a mixtape made by her father, with the distinct voices of Stevie Nicks and Paula Cole paving the way for the captivating sound Emily creates and performs today. Having taken the time to study songwriting at London's British And Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), her abilities as both an artist and a songwriter seemingly have no limits, something which is showcased in the balance between songs which manage to be both catchy and deep in her early material. During the four years she attended the renowned college, she co-wrote and collaborated with like-minded musicians to begin gigging around the capital.
With the help of her bandmates and the relentless support of her family, Emily has successfully begun to make her mark within the ever-changing industry and is now in demand as one of the UK's most exciting new country artists. Having travelled to the home of country music - Nashville, Tennessee - last year to record her debut EP set for release in April 2018, and named as one of Rolling Stone Country's 'Top Ten Artists You Need To Know' at the end of the year, Emily Faye is certainly a name to look out for.
- Jurnets, Norwich - 9th May
- CB2, Cambridge - 10th May
- Jamcafe, Nottingham - 12th May
- Sound Wine Bar, Liverpool - 13th May
- Whiskey Jar, Manchester - 14th May
- Northern Guitars, Leeds - 15th May
- The Fringe, Bristol - 17th May
- The Good Loaf Cafe, Northampton - 18th May
- Komo, Guildford - 22nd May
- St Mary's Church, London - 24th May