In just 4 short weeks, the debut full-length album of Nashville singer-songwriter Annalise Emerick will hit shelves across the country, but in the meantime, The Boot is giving fans an exclusive sneak peek of the shimmering Americana record before you can hear it anywhere else. Yesterday, the country music news site exclusively premiered “The Sun and The Moon,” the lead single from Emerick’s new record, Field Notes.
"The Boot is always excited to premiere new music from up-and-coming artists, and Annalise Emerick’s ‘The Sun and the Moon’ is no exception," TheBoot.comeditor, Angela Miller, confessed. “We hope our listeners enjoy the song as much as our staff does, and we look forward to seeing where Annalise goes from here!”
Dropping on September 16th, Emerick’s new, 11-song album will showcase a unique blend of Americana overtones highlighted by Emerick’s indelible pop songwriting sensibilities and unique penchant for spinning stories. The autobiographical nature of the record is palpable, giving it a feeling of intimacy that makes Emerick’s songs uniquely personal yet still universally recognizable, and inField Notes, it seems that there’s something for everyone. Sparkling, mellow tracks like “The Sun and The Moon” still feature her trademark acoustic-pop vibes, while songs like “Simple Life” and “A Good One” surprise with a newfound and completely unapologetic twang. Emerick’s cover of the Shake-Russell-pennedWaylon Jennings tune “Deep in the West” solidifies the fact that the Nashville songstress isn’t afraid to let her home flag fly. In either element, the quiet power in her vocals makes it easy to see how she situates herself among fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Natalie Maines alike.
The unbridled nature of Field Notes marks a more mature turn in tone for Emerick. In 2011, she released her first musical project, Starry-Eyed, to heavy critical acclaim after it debuted at #9 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The seven-song EP featured adult contemporary pop tracks sprinkled with twinkling production value that Performer Magazine hailed as “undeniably good.” Skope Magazine praised the record’s “mellow and moving” tunes, while The Deli New England celebrated Emerick for “crafting melodies as pretty as her name.” The album went on to also catch the attention of American Songwriter Magazinewho premiered her first single and music video, “This Love Won’t Break Your Heart.”