It wasn’t that long ago that Emma Louise was like so many young artists writing songs and uploading them online from her bedroom in the regional city of Cairns. Then, at just 16, came her star turn in the Queensland Music Awards and everything changed. She moved to Brisbane, immersed herself in the city’s creative community, and emerged with one of 2011’s most talked about EPs Full Hearts and Empty Rooms.
Emma Louise is smart enough to know that having a breakout hit like Jungle brings with it as many challenges as it does opportunities. And that knowledge has never been far from her mind during the writing and recording of ‘vs Head vs Heart’. Produced in the Brisbane studio of Matt Redlich (Hungry Kids of Hungary, Ball Park Music) making the album has been an unhurried affair giving Emma Louise the space and time to try new ideas and stretch her imagination. Nothing was off limits. The first taste of the record came with last year’s single ‘Boy’ – a strikingly simple track that manages to straddle classic pop writing with a sense of understated exploration.
vs. Head vs. Heart Out May 21st On Frenchkiss Records
To Keep Me Warm
3/8 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA
3/12 – 5:20pm @ B.D Riley’s Pub (SXSW) – Austin, TX
3/13 – 10pm @ Lustre Pearl (Frenchkiss SXSW Showcase) – Austin, TX
3/14 – 8pm @ Backstreet Bear (Warp SXSW Show) – Austin, TX
3/15 – 3pm @ Malverde (The Boost Case SXSW Party) – Austin, TX
3/16 – 4:30pm @ Maggie Maes (Aussie BBQ SXSW) – Austin, TX
3/19 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
3/21 – 9:40pm @ The Church Of The Holy Trinity – Canada Music Week
3/23 – Gramercy Park Hotel – New York, NY