Emily Lockett is a 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Stoke-on-Trent and today I’ll be reviewing her EP ‘My Imagination’ which was released on the 14th December 2018. If you would like to find out a little more about Emily Lockett then you can check out this interview I did with her to accompany this review.
‘Strangers Again’ has a soft intro, that builds as her beautiful voice merges with the instrumentals, this is literally the first time I am hearing her but I can already tell she has immense talent, it comes out in every heartfelt note. I listened to this one a good few times, it has a lot of energy despite the melancholic undertone, but it’s also equally a favourite of mine because you can kind of get lost in it, perfect for thinking, and a perfect first track on this album.
‘Nice Eyes’ hits off with a crystal clear, vibrant acoustic guitar and again it washes over you. I am just wowed by Emily’s voice, it’s so mature and passionate, truly impressive particularly given her age. This track though just works so well.
‘Where We Left Off’ changes the tone a little, a heavier percussive beat backing things up this time, and yet despite changing the tone a little it still manages to resonate with the same overall energy that balances melancholy and hope so expertly.
‘Feel Love’ is a little different again, slower and heavier, more harmonious between the instrumentals and its just got so much packed in, it could not and did not fail to impress. I think this track claims my number 1 favourite on the album.
‘Break Up Song’ sounds just a touch more like a pop ballad than the other tracks, but that’s not to its detriment nor is it a criticism. It’s got a lot of punch to it, not just a break up song, but an empowering track which really sets things straight.
‘My Memory (2018)’ is back to a more melodic softer tone, its very reflective as the title suggests, I really fought between this and ‘Feel Love’ for my personal favourite in the album but this was such a close second. I’m honestly just speechless, Emily has put together such a powerful album, and I cannot sing its praises enough.
‘I Miss You’ has more acoustic guitar, it lends it a more organic feel, like you were listening to it from across a crowded room. I like songs that feel like that, honest and real, and those are two words to best describe her album as a whole.
‘It’s Just Love’ is the final track on the album and it goes out on a strong note, another track filled with depth and awareness and intensity and feeling, and once again I am swept away by the music and I’m sure you will be too.
So that’s what I thought of Emily Lockett’s EP ‘My Imagination’ and if you want to check it out then head on over to Spotify. While you’re at it make sure and support the artist by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
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