Emily Afton’s voice is transporting. Deep and smokey, Emily delivers her emotive and honest songs from a place that feels lodged in the past, rooted in a dreamy era. You can hear the Georgian lineage on her mother’s side, conjuring a Southern swamp, mixed with urbane pop relevance. Oakland indie-rock meets an after hours quest for mischief, with ribbons of soul and electro-pop interwoven.
Breaking from her folk-pop start as Emily Moldy, Afton’s band plays vocal-driven narratives in the style of Fiona Apple, followed by dark synths, and uptempo dance tracks that get crowds dancing. Emily spent 2014 writing and recording her first full-length album alongside acclaimed Bay Area producers David Earl and Lila Rose whose musical garnishes add cinematic depth to the once “sweet singer-songwriter music”. This episodic LP laces together her five-year conversation with the ghosts of life, love, and death, and is set to be released in 2016.