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Emily Shirley / Press

"...it's a great listen, but it's frustrating because it's too short. I want to hear more of what Shirley has to offer beyond these five songs....I'd love to see Emily Shirley break out of Austin and take on the world, if only so I can hear more of what she has to offer."

Jester Jay

"Emily Shirley is on to something with these songs."

Daily Vault

"Emily Shirley describes her music as experimental, and she certainly does not lie. Even in her short 5 song EP, Tiny Truths, her music runs the gamut. She manages to exude morose lament, raspy tenderness, and uncanny creativity all in the course of a mere 16 minutes and 27 seconds. She has described her music as 'little windows of selfishness and creativity,' and it is clear that with each track, that window presents an entirely unique scene.... in Tiny Truths she presents a range of emotion and aesthetic that makes each listen unique, new, and exciting."

The Needle & The Groove

"Each track on Emily Shirley's five-song EP reveals a piece of her world, the local's pensive indie pop weaving threads of melodic musings (Taking the Sun, Earnest) and personal quirk (Flowers, Blueberry Song)."

The Austin Chronicle

"The production sets Emily's sultry-sweet vocals against a backdrop of plucked strings and marching band drums on one track and crunchy electric guitars on the next. Ranging from quirky to quiet in the span of just five songs, Tiny Truths is a great appetizer for those looking to cleanse their pallet of sugar-sweet pop."

Lyrical Venus

"Shirley has all the prettiness of pop without any of the cavity inducing sweetness."


"What stood out most for me was Shirley's expressive voice, in that it covered a range of styles with ease, from the sprightly and mischievous tones of Regina Spektor, to the dusky and sultry croons of Emmylou Harris."

Dryvetyme Onlyne

"Tiny Truths consists of five brutally honest tracks set against a bluesy backdrop. Emily Shirley has the looks of a pop star but chops of folksinger."


“ "...the five songs she performs on this record are a wonderful addition to the great song of life."”

Sean Claes - Austin inSITE Magazine