Emily Fairlight

Emily Fairlight

credit: Jasmine Wong

Emily Fairlight - Body Below

Emily Fairlight is a poet and indie-folk songstress from New Zealand. With a rare talent for capturing stories and moods in their very essence, she delivers them with a voice that ranges from the most intimate of whispers to the strongest of wails, delivering beautiful and honest lyrics with heartfelt melodies.
She describes her own music style as introspective alternative folk. Others have compared her sound to Natalie Merchant, P.J. Harvey, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) and Cat Power.
Emily has been composing and performing for over a decade, playing throughout NZ, Australia and the USA. Her third and most recent trip to the USA saw her record her critically acclaimed sophomore album 'Mother Of Gloom' with Doug Walseth of The Cat's Eye Studio in Austin, Texas, featuring Cully Symington (Bright Eyes and Okkervil River) and multi-instrumentalist Kullen Fuchs.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Label, Distribution - US, Distribution - UK/Europe, Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - US, Booking Agent - UK/Europe, PR/Publicity Agency, Publishing

Genre: Folk
Subgenre: Americana
From: Wellington, NEW ZEALAND