Stunning sophomore album from Emily Fairlight!
Emily is a Wellington-based poet and songwriter, who has been composing and performing for over a decade across Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
The album, brimming with lush, dreamy soundscapes, was recorded in Austin, Texas, with Doug Walseth of The Cat's Eye Studio, with backing instrumentation from a heady dose of talented musicians, featuring Cully Symington (Bright Eyes and Okkervil River), Doug Walseth and Andrew Bain (Fur Patrol).
7 years after Emily released her self-titled debut, her sophomore album, Mother Of Gloom, named after a Martha Wainwright lyric, is a mature and pensive piece of work that leads the listener on a journey of devastatingly honest storytelling told with fragile, open-hearted lyrics. Emily's unique and bewitching vocal delivery evokes the feeling of 70's-esque Laurel County alt-folk by the likes of Judy Collins.