Emma Langford Releases Music Video for The Seduction of Eve

Emma Langford has released a new music video for single, The Seduction of Eve

The up-and-coming Limerick artist Emma Langford released the music video for The Seduction of Eve following her EP launch at Dolans on June 18.

 

The 26-year-old Caherdavin songwriter and guitarist first entered the local music scene in 2013, showcasing her unique jazz-folk style of music and guitar playing. She quickly gained a following from her frequent performances at various open mic nights in the city and university venues.

Emma’s EP is filled with mesmerizing, versatile material to suit all tastes and styles.

Other songs aside from the stunning The Seduction of Eve featured on the new release are Closed Book, Tug O’ War, You Are Not Mine, Goodbye Hawaii and All You Want.

The band features Clint Fitzgerald on piano, percussion, lapsteel and guitars, Karl Nesbitt on bodhrán, bouzouki, and flute, and Peter Hanagan on the double bass.

Describing the record, she said: “Through our choices of instruments, rhythms, the songs I’ve written, and my own vocal nuances we’ve somehow managed to fuse elements of Irish, Latin, folk and blues music within the six tracks. This EP definitely showcases my lyrical, vocal, and musical range. It’s at times fun, at times a tearjerker and, at others, introspective.

“Every track is very different in terms of tone, genre, and the themes it explores. I’m really looking forward to everyone having a different favourite song,” she enthused.

Read more about emerging artist Emma Langford here

Emmas EP is now widely available here

Check out Emma’s new music video Seduction of Eve as well as her youtube channel here

Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent

Emma Langford to Launch New EP In Dolans, Limerick

Emma Langfords New EP debuts In Dolans Upstairs on June 18.

The versatile 26-year-old songwriter, from Caherdavin, will launch the eponymous debut, following years of gigs around the country and recent online success with her single Tug O’ War.

The six-track self-titled EP mirrors the tone of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’, with other influences emanating from modern scorers, such as Wallis Bird, Lisa Hannigan and Kathleen Turner.
Emma, who graduated from UL with a BA in Voice and Dance at the Irish World Academy in 2013, also cites jazz, gospel and contemporary Irish music as personal drivers in her compositions.

Emma Langfords new EP includes recently acclaimed composition, Tug O’ War, which garnered national and international attention through social media, when she accompanied the deep, acoustic track with a modest, piece-to-camera music video.
Ahead of the launch, she says that the sound of six tracks is “an unusual mix”:

“Through our choices of instruments, rhythms, the songs I’ve written, and my own vocal nuances we’ve managed to fuse elements of Irish, Latin, folk and blues music within the six tracks. This EP definitely showcases my lyrical, vocal, and musical range. It’s at times fun, at times a tear-jerker and, at others, introspective. Every track is very different in terms of tone, genre, and the themes it explores. I’m really looking forward to everyone having a different favourite song!

“This EP is a first step in asserting who I am as an artist. While in a way this is about me communicating who I am and the way I see the world, it’s as much about the listener hearing and relating to that in some way. I like to think I’ve kept it quite real and accessible for the listener. I’m just telling stories, really.”

Following the launch, the young artist will engage in a nationwide promotional tour, with a score of performances booked in Limerick, Ennis, Lahinch, Cork, Galway and Mayo and many more.

“In the longer term over the next year I hope to get the ball rolling on the next project. This time I won’t be crowdfunding for a multitude of reasons – predominantly because I’d like to hold on to a few of my fans… and friends! The next project will take on a different sound again, edging toward a dark folk vibe more akin to the likes of Ben Caplan, Nick Cave, or early Mumford & Sons.
“I hope to explore more deeply a few of the themes I touch on in this EP both musically and lyrically. I’m planning to afford a bit of time to writing new material too.”

Emma Langfords New EP launching in Dolans

Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent

Emma Langford launches Crowd-Funding Campaign

Young Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford has just launched a public funding campaign to help fund her upcoming project: a six-track EP set to be released this summer.

Emma, who launched the campaign earlier this week, aims to raise €3,000, which will go towards production, artwork, promotion and a music video. As of Wednesday, March 23, Emma had raised €861.

“I have managed to save a little money myself to put toward the EP but it just isn’t enough, and I really want to put my best foot forward. Unfortunately in the world of music as in any other you get what you pay for, so producing a quality record costs money,” Emma told.

The tracks are set to be “diverse in theme and in style” according to Emma.

Emma Langford
Emma Langford –
Photo: Emily Gale

“The six tracks will feature a range of instruments, including violin, viola, piano, bodhrán, flute, bass and guitar. The whole EP has come to have a very Irish vibe to it across the board, just in terms of some of the rhythms we’ve decided to play around with, and the instruments we’ve chosen to work with, but we’ll be very much staying true to my own sounds of folk and blues,” revealed Emma Langford. She complimented the collective of artists she worked alongside, saying they were a “fantastic” group of people.

Emma hopes that her forthcoming EP will be “a good indication of who I am as an artist”. She hopes her upcoming track will open up festival and concert gig opportunities

You can reach her public funding campaign via her social media fan pages.

Have a listen to some of Emma’s originals here on Soundcloud

Find Emma’s public funding campaign on Facebook here

Find her newly released single here

Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent