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It took a long time for singer and songwriter Emily Scott Robinson, who won song of the year from Saving Country Music for “The Dress” in 2019 and was also nominated for album of the year and song of the year in 2020 for the standalone again -Single "The Time for Flowers". Very respected by the audience that knows her, hopefully the audience will expand dramatically after this good news.
Emily Scott Robinson is signed to Oh Boy Records, originally founded by John Prine, and will release a new album called American Siren on October 29th. According to Robinson, who kicked off her new album and was ready to release it independently, John Prine's son Jody Whelan heard the aforementioned "The Time For Flowers" – which resonated with both him and the Prine family ( John passed away in April August 2020) – and turned to Robinson for help.
Now Emily Scott Robinson finally has the resources she deserves, including Oh By, distributed by Thirty Tigers, and a world-class advertising team. "That's great," she told her fans. “Now is the time to grow and expand. I'm very excited to be working with Oh Boy Records to release American Siren. I am honored to be part of John Prine's legacy. And I am pleased to announce that you, my fans, have been an integral part of this enormous step in my music career. "
And most importantly, she has new music on the way.
"I think the common thread that runs through the album is the things that call us and how we can't resist that call," says Robinson. “It's about the siren songs that come through our lives. It's bigger and riskier and more extensive than my last collection. It feels like I've written some songs that I'll grow into as I keep performing. You are digging deeper things than I mentioned earlier. I think they will have a healing effect on people who listen. "
One of the new songs closes the story of Emily Scott Robinson. "Cheap Seats" was inspired by an appearance by John Prine and Bonnie Raitt at The Ryman in 2019 and is about an absent-minded waitress who one day has to realize her dreams.
"When you're making music that you love, that tells the truth or tells a story, everything comes from what you have inside of you," says Robinson. “I basically knew I love to write, I love to tell stories, and I love to perform. I knew that if I continued like this, even if I didn't always know what the next step was, that it would continue to grow and that the people who were destined to do it would find me. "
Also from the album and already released is the Celtic-inspired song "Old Gods", in which Alexa Rose and Abigail Dowd play on the theme of harmony (see below). It was recorded in the church interior of Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, North Carolina and, like the rest of the album, was produced by Jason Richmond. Emily is originally from Greensboro, NC and now lives in Colorado. In 2019 she won the Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
American Siren is immediately on the list as one of the most anticipated releases of 2021 and is available now to pre-order.
List of American sirens:
1. Old gods
2. Things You Learn the Hard Way
3. When anger arises
4. Let them burn
5. Cheap seating
6. Hometown Hero
7. Prayer of the Prodigal Woman
8. Every day in faith
9. Lightning in a bottle
10. Old Northern State