message from Emily
Happy holidays, my friends! After three years off the radar, it feels
great to be sharing new music with you. My creativity has awakened
after spending the past few years focused on raising my two amazing
kids. Although touring and performances will remain on hold for now,
I’m thrilled to be writing and recording new songs again.
is available now!
Listen to free sound clips from Dedicated at CD Baby.com or iTunes.com.
Buy a digital download of all four songs on Dedicated from either of
these retailers for $3.96. The album was originally conceived
as a digital-only release, but we do have physical CD’s available
for purchase from our official retailer CD Baby for $11.99 each. Ordering
from CD Baby is entirely safe and has a money-back guarantee. Read
more on our order page.
a digital download
During this holiday season, consider “gifting” a download
of Dedicated to your friends for only $3.96! Visit iTunes.com, search
for “Emily Lord” and you’ll find all three of my previous
albums plus “Dedicated”. The “Buy Album” button
has a pull down menu where you can select “gift this album.” Enter
your friend’s email address and walla – you’ve knocked
out another holiday gift and shared the gift of music.
emilylord.com has been freshly updated and launched today with stuff
you’ve never read before. Find out everything you want to know
about Dedicated, including the story behind the album and all four of
its songs, hear free sound
clips, read song lyrics and the album press
Can you help?
Yes, you – it really matters! If you like what you hear on “Dedicated,” please
tell a friend. Announce it to the world on Facebook, Twitter, maybe even
on your blog. A testimonial from you is worth more than the any other
marketing engine I could hire. Particularly now, since I’m not
touring or performing live shows, grass-roots promotion is essential
to help spread the word. Thanks for your help!
Very special thanks to all of you who have remained on my mailing lists
for years and written me back enthusiastically when I announced that
new music was coming. I am deeply touched by your kind words and support.
Thank you all for listening.
The “Dedicated” Press Release
With a voice
that soothes and lyrics that inspire, Dedicated might just
be Emily Lord’s best recorded work. Like her three previous
albums, Dedicated crosses genre boundaries: it has pop-feel,
folk roots, and beautifully crafted lyrics where not a word is wasted.
Combine Mary Chapin
Carpenter’s poetry and calming vocals with Melissa Etheridge’s
spine-tingling, upbeat delivery and you’ve got Dedicated. The music
touches your soul and feels good when you listen to it.
is Emily’s third collaboration with veteran record producer
Mark Hallman at The Congress House Studio in Austin, Texas (Carole King,
Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Eliza Gilkyson, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams).
Like a throwback to her debut album, Emily’s acoustic guitar
and lead vocals are paramount. In addition, Hallman performs supporting
of understated guitars, crisp percussion, and rootsy Hammond organ.
The production balances authenticity with polish.
its title evokes, each song in this short collection is dedicated
to someone. Thematically, these songs also explore the essence of dedication:
how love, devotion, and responsibility are intertwined. Dedicated is
a hopeful, uplifting album whose richness is further revealed with
Read more about
the album and hear free
sound clips at CD Baby.com
what you think
To all of you who decide to order a copy of Dedicated during this busy holiday
season, thank you. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I did recording
it. I would be really happy to hear your comments, so please email me directly
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