"New York-based songstress Emily Mure delivers her self-released, self-produced and self-assured sophomore full-length Odyssey on July 30, an album of unpretentious, straight-and-true songwriting that draws from contemporary folk, acoustic country and intimate chamber pop. Apart from one cover, a lovely, mini-orchestrated version of Cake's "Mexico" (featuring Emily DiAngelo on oboe and Elizabeth Means on cello), Odyssey features nine original songs all written and performed with a minimum of extraneous decoration and Mure's distinctive, sandy-textured vocals. One of our favorites is "Joanne 6," a softly-strummed song that reminds us of Nick Drake's sublime simplicity, string-backed arrangements and ethereal atmospherics."
-Direct Current Music
"One part jazzy vocal, one part classical arrangement, one part folk songwriter equate to ALL parts really fantastic music. Emily Mure is a New York based songwriter releasing her sophomore effort “Odyssey” at the end of July. Classically trained musically, but self taught as a songwriter, she is able to appreciate what a lot of musicians are not, and that is a delicate balance (which is strongly displayed in the instrument arrangement and warm, poignant harmonies throughout the record). Emily has something, I am not sure what “it” is, but she has got IT.
The sample track “Unfettered” is my first dive into Emily’s music and I am immediately in love (which is saying a lot because I am very picky about my favorite female musicians). There are just enough moving parts to make the song’s character shine, but it’s not overcrowded. A steady acoustic guitar, a nice flowing rhythm section, and some tasteful, distant guitar lines is all that is really needed to back Mure’s light but soulful airy vocal. And the harmonies lended by songwriter Michaela Anne perfectly complement the chorus with it’s catchy hook and infectious melody:
"I meant to say in person, or in a letter / I meant to let you know my heart's for you unfettered."
Check her out online, buy the new record, and support a really great artist."
-Red Line Roots Music
released 30 July 2013
Release July 30th 2013
All songs written and arranged by Emily Mure
Except track 4 “Mexico” by John McCrea/Stamen Music/BMI
Produced by Emily Mure
Co-produced, recorded and mixed by Brandon Wilde at Studio 76, Brooklyn, NY
Additional recording of lead guitar and pedal steel by Thomas Bryan Eaton in his home studio
Mastered by Ed Littman, North Haledon, NJ
Emily Mure: lead vocals on all tracks, backing vocals on track 8 & 9,
acoustic guitar on all tracks, piano and glockenspiel on track 3
Elizabeth Means: cello on tracks 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
Emily DiAngelo: oboe on tracks 4 & 5, english horn on track 6
Thomas Bryan Eaton: lead acoustic guitar on track 2, lead electric guitar on track 10, pedal steel on track 3
Adam Moss: fiddle and backing vocals on track 10
Michaela Anne: backing vocals on tracks 2 & 10
Aaron Shafer-Haiss: drums & percussion on tracks 2, 5, 6 , 9 & 10
Dan Tyner-Bryan: bass on tracks 2, 5, 6 & 10
Album design by Christian Butte
Photography by Rob Grien, Mont Vert Studio and Joseph R. Cisneros
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