Annalise Emerick- guitar/vocals
On “This Love Won’t Break Your Heart,” one of the brightly optimistic tracks on Annalise Emerick’s highly acclaimed debut EP, Starry-Eyed, the Boston based singer-songwriter engages a few bars from “Auld Lang Syne” in a tale about spending the perfect New Year’s Eve among longtime friends whose encouragement and support never fails. Since moving to New England in late summer 2011, Emerick has made countless more never-fail friends and fans thanks to whirlwind slate of live performances and the immediate success of her seven track collection, which debuted on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart at #9 its first day. The collection prompted an outpouring of attention from the national blog scene and a spotlight on CD Baby’s Music Discovery Podcast, which assured its listeners: “Fans of Ingrid Michaelson will feel right at home.” Reviewing the EP for The Deli, a website “all about the New England bands,” Sarah Ruggiero captured the arc of Emerick’s story perfectly: “The album follows the story of a young woman who learns to stand her own ground and rely on herself, but without sounding jaded… In the beginning, she admits she was “starry-eyed and full of hope,” but when she gets her heart broken, she knows better than to let others get the best of her…With its innocent and thoughtful lyricism, Starry-Eyed focuses some of its attention on looking back...But more importantly, the core of the album is about moving forward.”
Starry-Eyed is available via iTunes, Amazon.com and CD Baby.