EMILIA – “ELECTRICITY”
February 10, 2017
One of the most talked about CDs of 2014 was titled E by 24-year-old singer/songwriter Emilia, that contained 10 original songs. The full length CD followed up on Emilia’s 2013 breakthrough four-song debut EP Flying Colours that featured the successful single “Closer All The Time.” E was released on Current Records and distributed by eOne Music. E received overwhelming critical praise from Canada’s top music critics, including Nicholas Jennings of Hello! Magazine, Kerry Doole of New Canadian Music, Lenny Stoute of Cashbox Canada, and Jaimie Vernon, author of the the “New Canadian Encyclopedia of Rock” who called E “…flat out the best album I’ve heard in three years.” It’s worth noting that one of the songs, Young And In Love,” was included in the 2015 feature film After the Ball, starring Chris Noth and Lauren Holly. The video for “Young and in Love” debuted on Much Music, and the single was played nationally on CBC, Sirius/XM and a number of other commercial stations across the country.
Emilia’s new EP, titled UP, includes five new songs, four of which were written by Emilia along with Juno award winning producer Ryan Stewart (Hedley, Carley Rae Jepsen), and Juno award winning songwriter Anjulie, while one song titled “Cut & Paste” was written solely by Emilia and Ryan Stewart. The EP was was recorded at Noble Studios in Toronto in 2016 and was produced by Ryan Stewart and engineered by Juno award winner George Seara (Drake, Shawn Mendes).
The first single being released to CHR radio in early 2017 is the upbeat and energetic track “Electricity,” which is four parts CanCon.