“It’s got a chorus that stands out big time, seriously good stuff..”
– Declan Byrne, Triple J Home and Hosed on “People Get Ready”
“Love the layers to this. It’s equal parts melodic and percussive. Gorgeous”
– Gemma Pike, Triple J Assistant Music Director on “People Get Ready”
“A cracker of a debut album…With superbly crafted songs sung with heart and soul, it’s not hard to see why she is one of the great hidden treasures in the music scene today…probably not for long”
– 98.9FM on Emma Bosworth’s debut album, “Coming Up For Air”
If there is one trait all great artists share, it’s a sense of restlessness. It is a constant hard-wired drive to continually take their music in new directions – testing the waters, finding new sounds, creating music in new ways. And it is something that has always been at the heart of Emma Bosworth’s music.
It is a sound that’s all over her debut solo long player ‘Coming Up For Air’ which she released while 8 months pregnant with her first son late 2014. The record cemented Emma’s reputation as a truly impressive artist by managing to stomp all over the conventions of the ‘singer-songwriter’ genre.
Catch her live and it’s hard to miss. In solo or duo mode her voice drips soul. But when backed by her stellar long-time band, things hit another gear altogether. Powerful, edgy, dynamic – Emma prowls the stage like a force of nature. Subtle one minute, taking the roof off the next. It really is something to see.
And now, after many musical projects in between, Brisbane’s garage folk songstress is returning with ‘People Get Ready’, a striking first release from her forthcoming sophomore record anticipated this Spring. On a first listen to ‘People Get Ready’ you’d be forgiven for thinking Emma is reflecting on a testing trial of love lost, however the pop-glimmering track’s take home message is “that we all deal with heavy stuff in our lives in such diverse ways and something that might trigger one person into a spiral of depression, might leave another unscathed.”
“Gentle yet powerful, uplifting yet grounding, Brisbane garage-folk songstress Emma Bosworth’s new single “People Get Ready”, is a rousing anthem that taps into the heavy issues we all inevitably face in life, with an accompanying music video that’s just as poignant”
– Music Is My Muse
“A strong voice of her own…”
– The Courier-Mail
She’s not short of a nomination or two either, ‘Penny’, from album number one was nominated as Best Blues/ Roots track of the year at the Queensland Music Awards in 2015. The record itself was ‘Feature Album’ on 612ABC Brisbane, scored ongoing airplay around the country, and “Oh My Love”, a song she wrote and recorded as part of The Soldiers Wife project was recognized as a finalist in the 2017 Tamworth Songwriters Association Alternative Blues Song of the Year and highly commended in the 2017 Queensland Music Awards again in the Blues and Roots Category.
Emma’s commitment to the craft has been demonstrated through the numerous other musical detours she continually takes. You can find her voice on the acclaimed Paddy McHugh album ‘Trials and Cape Tribulations’, while her music has been featured on television series Slide and 2014 feature film Predestination. More recently she has taken a major role with the unique songwriting project ‘The Soldier’s Wife’ which has included performances everywhere from regional Queensland to The Sydney Opera House. Constantly writing and performing, Emma is on a creative roll with new songs and shows on the horizon. She continues to write and tour with the Soldier’s Wife project and recently wrote with Tim Steward (Screamfeeder) for Wild Mountains Songs – a regular collaborative songwriting retreat that was her brainchild.
Accompanying the release of ‘People Get Ready’ are a series of NSW coastal shows including the ‘Artists In Action’ Beach Clean-Up featuring an interactive plastic waste art installation and music from Emma Bosworth and Robb Knaggs in the heart of Byron Bay. Never afraid to stand up for the planet and people, Emma believes music can be instrumental in social change and is leaning into this ideology with her role as Co-CEO of Green Music Australia and keeping her audience as involved in her shows as possible.