Since her well-received appearance on NBC’s The Voice, singer-songwriter Emily Keener has been busy working on her new album, Breakfast. The fresh, modern pop album is laced with folk influences, and beautifully composed featuring Keener’s pure vocals over unconventional melodies and soft futuristic sounds. Breakfast is now available for download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.
Produced by Noah Heyman (The Womacks) and Dalton Brand, Breakfast is a beautiful compilation of Keener’s most precious stories that are both quirky and straightforward. The first single off of the album, “Elevator,” captures the feelings of young love and the struggles that come with finding yourself in it. The accompanying music video uses subtle imagery to portray these feelings in a beautifully visual way. “Light & Sound” is the captivating and complex second single that stands out, layered with gorgeous melodies exuding a cool, soothing vibe. Keener prides herself in writing honest and emotional lyrics rooted in simplicity; with a versatile voice that has a way of being bright and clear in one moment, and dark and sultry in another. Many of the songs on Breakfast have stemmed from personal experiences and that is just how she likes it. “This record is the result of the most intense and transformative year of my life,” comments Keener. “After the crazy journey I experienced on The Voice, I’m so ready for my original music to have the spotlight.” The young artist is known for her old soul, as she says her inspiration comes from artists like Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Jeff Buckley.
At a young age, Ohio native Emily Keener fully immersed herself in music. At eleven years old, Keener began writing original songs and learning to play guitar. Now at seventeen, she has written over 100 songs and released three EPs and one LP. Her songs are distinctly original, and the ideas she manages to express in them belie a soul that seems to be much older. After releasing her third EP, East of the Sun, Keener made her remarkable debut on Season 10 of The Voice, singing on national television in front of millions of people. After advancing to the Top 12, Keener left the show and gained a newfound sense of self.
With the release of Breakfast and music video for the single, “Elevator,” Keener is excited to prove to the world her career is only just getting started. The album is now available on iTunes and Spotify, and you can watch the video on YouTube. Keep up to date with her exciting journey by visiting EmilyKeener.com.