I am not trying to brag, but I consider myself to be pretty good at staying just a bit ahead of the curve of what band and what music is popular.
Emily Hearn is an artist that I have been telling people about for years. I have also been saying for years that if the right person hears her music then she is guaranteed to be the next big thing. But with her newest release, ‘Hourglass’, my opinion has changed a little bit. With this record, I no longer believe that the right person needs to hear her music for her to blow up. I think the music speaks for itself, and it is going to spread like wildfire.
Emily is a truly gifted songwriter, everything in her back catalogue proves it. But the songs on ‘Hourglass’ are special. There is something for everyone. There are sing-alongs sure to get your foot tapping, like ‘Can’t Help Myself’, ‘Without You’, and ‘Waking Up Again’, as well as soulful slower tunes such as ‘The Oak Tree’, lead single ‘Volcano’, and my personal favorite on the record ‘Thank God You’re Holding Me’ which is a number one country song if I have ever heard one. There is even a little bit of an electronic vibe on ‘Save Me’. Not to mention that the album art is stunningly beautiful.
Here is the thing. I backed this record on Kickstarter. I am friends with Emily and her husband Michael. I believe in them as people, as songwriters, and as performers. And I believe in this record. I believe in this record so strongly, that if you buy it and do not love it, I will literally give you the $10 that you spent on it.