Emma Blackery – Icarus 
Emma Blackery - Icarus

Release Date: Out Now

I’ve been enjoying watching Emma Blackery’s career unfold and her steady stream of excellent singles. New release ‘Icarus’, however, is a little disappointing compared to previous releases. Sure, the excellent observed lyrics are there and Blackery’s delivery is still great but all the way through this one I just couldn’t stop remembering how good Ellie Goulding used to be and how her new stuff leaves me cold. In the context of an album this track might well provide a pause for thought and a welcome change of energy but as a standalone track it doesn’t quite meet the mark of its predecessors. Then again, Blackery was soaring pretty high so maybe this is a necessary adjustment in altitude to ensure survival.

Live dates:

4th October – Parkteatret, Oslo
6th October – Bar Brooklyn, Stockholm
7th October – Beta, Copenhagen
9th October – Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
10th October – Nochstpeicher, Hamburg
12th October – Musik & Freiden, Berlin
13th October – B72, Vienna
14th October – Feierwerk, Munich
16th October – Luxor, Koln
17th October – Zoom, Frankfurt
20th October – Academy 2, Manchester
21st October – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
22nd October – Garage, Glasgow
24th October – Tramshed, Cardiff
25th October – Koko, London

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