Following her recent ARIA nomination in Australia, Emma Swift continues to receive international praise for her debut mini-album, released on August 1 by Laughing Outlaw Records.
In the UK, For The Country Record described the six-track collection of songs as “artful, soulful, creative, and the kind of sad that is so hard to find.”
In the United States, the Adobe and Teardrops blog compared Swift’s songs favourably to Sturgill Simpson’s latest effort Metamodern Sounds in Country Music — “Swift’s approach reminds me of Sturgill Simpson’s latest opus – proving their traditional chops allows both artists to push the boundaries of the genre over the edge without you even realizing. Emma Swift is absolutely a keeper. Maybe we can convince Australia to let us have her as our next national treasure.” ‘
Also in the United States, Bucket Full of Nails declared the mini-album “vinyl worthy” — “The loping waltz of opener “Bittersweet” harkens back to days when country was country, where drinks were served in bars, not in plastic cups on a beach or at a tailgate. More Kitty Wells than Carrie Underwood.”
Emma is looking forward to touring the record in the US and the UK early next year.