Tags: Emily King
Are you the type of music listener like me that could get lost discovering new artists through artists you already love? During one of my sleuthing digital excursions, I found Emily King through a search on one of my favorite R&B artists and have been rocking her Seven EP and East Side Story album non-stop ever since. After “burning a hole through the digital copies” of these pieces (yes, I eventually cheesily told her this when I met her), I was eager to hear her live. Luckily living in a place where I normally don’t have to wait long for my favorite artists to play, I attended her last sold-out show of her latest tour at the Hotel Café.
As soon as I walked in, I sensed a comfortably chill vibe tone set. Emily Elbert started the show with a joke that we couldn’t escape Emilys as Emily King recently toured with Emeli Sandé. Performing four songs including an Al Green cover, she made me an instant fan. Emily King then took the stage and opened her set with one of my favorites, “Down”. Working through an assortment of songs from both Seven and East Side Story during her 45 min set while doing her trademark slide dance throughout, she charmingly navigated through some tech issues and rolled with it. The audience didn’t seem to mind as they were singing and dancing along especially during her Isley Brothers cover, “Work To Do”. The crowd and I rocked with “E’s melodies” and so should you.