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New Music: ´Blue Girl´ - Linda Em
Linda Em is a London based Roots singer-songwriter with Southern Ireland roots, reflected in the shades of Celtic running throughout her music. With both BBC and Irish radio support for her current debut album ‘Shadow Lands’ (out now), new single ‘Blue Girl’ is available on download on 29th February.
Reminiscent of the 1960’s Phil Spectre ‘Wall of Sound’ girl group soul era, Linda’s pure and raw vocals beautifully intertwine with the soulful backing singers, coupled with a nostalgic lyrical narrative bringing back the early days of Woodstock. Quoting Joan Baez, Carole King and the husky laments of Melanie Safka as her song writing influences, Linda’s clear, warm, sultry vocal draws the listener into her musical story telling.
Linda Em’s sound is an extraordinary mix of influences and genres, coming together to create Linda’s original Roots sound. There is folk (revisited from a current London / Irish cultural perspective), a bit of rock, Celtic, American blues and even a hint of Ska if you listen closely. The result is a 60s/70s sound with an overall modern day eclectic feel.
Following the release of ‘Blue Girl’ on 29th February, Linda will be playing a full-band show at the famous 100 Club on 29th March.
Check out the video for ‘Blue Girl’ below!