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"Emmeline, a singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas, has something different about her. She has a beautiful voice that’s clear, crisp, smooth, and it brings such a warm feeling to anyone who hears it. With such a voice, one would think that all of Emmeline’s songs would center around flowery, happy things, but that’s not always the case. Her lyrics describe different situations she’s been in, different stories that may portray the struggle in other people’s lives, and they may make the listener want to turn other things off just so they can concentrate on the story being told. That’s what she does: she demands your attention but in a subtle way. No extraneous sound effects, no auto-tune, just pure music."
"...Dallas singer Emmeline recently dropped off her disc personally to the Dallas Voice asking for a listen. Good thing she did, as she lies somewhere between Sarah MacLachlan and Regina Spektor. With earnest keyboards and charming vocals, she churned out one of the more delightful packages of tunes with a sugary edge that sticks just right and is wonderfully addictive. Key tracks: 'Someone to Be,' 'Dallas.'"
"For anyone that has never heard Emmeline before, it is impossible to prepare for the rush of her infectious personality or the snap of her wit. All of this is laced into every part of her new CD, this project is full of songs of life and love, layer onto this during her live show Emmeline brings a hefty dose of humor. Listening to Emmeline live is one of the most fun experiences that you can have."
"'Give A Damn' is a great example of resigned, unrequited love. [...] [Emmeline uses] understated (but strong) melodies to wind through stories of everyday life."
"'The Story' is a simplistic and haunting story of loss that sticks with you. The Texas native doesn't hammer home the sadness; instead, she lays it out there and lets it sit with you, buried, until a gloomy day can bring it to the surface."
"...another talented young singer songwriter with tremendous skill on the piano..."
"Her best songs, such as 'I Could Be Good' and 'The Fact of the Matter,' ring out like simple statements of honesty."
"The single-named Emmeline opens things up and her straight-ahead take on folk/rock may actually be the best thing on this bill [...] the diminutive Emmeline has a sincere quality to her music that sets her apart from your standard coffee house beat poet."
"[Her] voice gives me brief moments of ecstatic joy. That song ['Give A Damn'] has one of the best lines I've heard in all of poetry. 'I gave you everything 'til there was nothing left of me, but you walked away and left me barely breathing.'"
"This woman not only possesses a beautiful voice, but writes songs that are simply beautiful and heartfelt. [...] Please readers, check ["Give A Damn"] out because I think that this is a singer/songwriter that deserves a bigger break in the scene than she has gotten thus far."
"...like a piano-centered version of Joni Mitchell."