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ALBUM REVIEW: Outro by Emilie Kahn

Out February 22 via Secret City Records

This is a beautiful album by Montreal singer, songwriter and harpist Emilie Kahn.

Formerly known as Emilie & Ogden, (although who Ogden was I have no idea), this album is promoted as 'a shimmering collection of indie pop teeming with adulthood's melacholy.'

'Outro' follows Kahn's previous 2015 album under her Emile & Ogden moniker, which was called 10,000.

Her voice is reminiscent of Birdy or Gabrielle Aplin, with sweet, almost breathless vocals at times.

Emilie Kahn - Outro. (6785921)
Emilie Kahn - Outro. (6785921)

Stand out tracks on the album are 'Island'. "I've given thought, I should just go away to an island. I'll disappear you'll never have to think of me again," she sings ironically.

Each of the songs are soothing and could happily be played in the background without offence.

I did hope the album would become a little more upbeat at times so was pleased when the second to last track 'Never Good Enough' picked up the pace.

And I heard the best ever intro lines to a song in the track 'Don't'. It starts with 'Don't leave the cats out too long, they get lost, in the alley.' (If I heard that correctly!)

But in a nutshell, anybody who can sing and play harp at the same time gets my vote.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall


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