By Natalie Salvo
Emma Louise’s musical life has been one vast jungle ever since she released her debut EP, Full Hearts & Empty Rooms. There was the rise of single, “Jungle,” and listeners taking the emotionally stirring, “1000 Sundowns” straight to their hearts and souls. And that’s not to mention the excellent support slots, sold-out headline shows and whispers of a debut album in the works.
New single, “Boy” is the first taster of this forthcoming record. It is a 4:33 slice of pop/folk music that grooves. Sitting somewhere between the pleasant, classic pop of Fleetwood Mac and the interesting layers that peppered Pajama Club’s sound, this pop music makes expert use of keys that dip into water and whiz through space in a fuzzed-out and flashing back-drop that accentuates Louise’s amazing and versatile voice.
Her vocals sit somewhere between the sweet, Sarah Blasko’s; the soaring chime of an angel; and a wistful woman. There is perhaps only one other female artist with similarly astonishing vocals singing her little heart out today and that person is Kimbra. So if the record-buying public are smart, they too while catapult Louise into international stardom with boy in tow.