Emily and the Woods is a refreshing singer and musician from London whose brand of melodic brilliance is beginning to pick up steam. Her voice is nothing short of ethereal, and her songs range from serious and dramatic to playful and fun. Here is a look at five of Emily and the Woods’ best songs yet, and why I have high hopes for her future as a singer and musician.
“Steal His Heart”
The first song I ever heard by Emily and the Woods was “Steal His Heart.” Immediately I thought she sounded a great deal like Kate Nash and Lily Allen, what sets her apart from other recording artists is how her charming personality seeps into her music without abandon. “Steal His Heart” is a lovely song with an adorable music video that caught my heart immediately.
A song that is essentially the polar opposite of “Steal His Heart” is “Never Play.” This song is dark, sad, and rich with meaning. “Never Play” shows Emily and the Woods at its finest. Her vocal quality resonates and the lyrics warn of future dangers. “Never Play” is a beautiful presented song that leaves many listeners reeling from the tremendous sadness that can be felt from this piece.
“Eye to Eye”
“Eye to Eye” shows off Emily and the Woods’ folk quality. This song has an amazing acoustic sound on the guitar, and showcases Emily and the Woods’ vocal skill and poetic lyrics beautifully. “Eye to Eye” proves that Emily and the Woods has more than one trick up her sleeve, and I for one, cannot wait to see what else she has planned for the world.
Another song by Emily and the Woods that caught my attention immediately is “Doorstep.” This song has a lovely, rich tone that invites the listener in, as the vocals, strumming of the guitar, and lyrics, lure the audience in deeper, presenting a most enjoyable musical experience.
A song by Emily and the Woods that absolutely blew me away is “Castles.” This song showcases storytelling lyrics, lovely vocals, and a stunning presentation as a whole. For added entertainment value, see a recording of a live performance of “Castles” at this link. As a warning the video is a bit dark, but lovely all the same.
More from this Contributor:
Indie Rock Genius: Five of the Best Songs Yet by Imagine Dragons
Five Songs by the Beatles That Mumford and Sons Should Cover
Five Songs by Barbara Streisand that Adele Should Cover