The smallest state in the Union is home to some of the biggest talent. Though Rhode Island hasn’t garnered global notoriety as a musical Mecca, it is home to an array of amazing singers, bands, emcees and instrumentalists. Amidst that talent pool is Ocean State resident, Emily Mitchell. Mitchell combines elements from multiple genres of music to grant the listeners a pleasurable auditory experience. Her latest self-titled LP is filled with an abundance of creativity and charisma and is sure to excite the audio pallet of a variety of music lovers.
A sample of Mitchell’s remarkable musical resume can be heard on her official site (emilymitchellmusic.com) or on her MySpace page (myspacemusic.com/
Mitchell’s creativity continues to flourish as she expresses the importance of verbal exchange on “Miscommunication”. A bed of gentle strings produce the ideal acoustic ambiance for Mitchell’s creative juices to flourish. The track is coated with her vibrant voice as her tone fluctuates between mezzo-soprano octaves with ease. Her words have a Romeo and Juliette-esque feel as she describes going through what seems like generations of hatred between two warring families. Her adept usage of symbolism depicts the turbulent times that most relationships endure as she sings: Bermuda Triangle/And our instruments are all messed up/distorted reality/Saying the ocean is what’s really up/ Is it any wonder, we seem to be going down.” One can relate to enduring a rough patch with a significant other and the pain associated with it. Mitchell manages to get the wind beneath her wings and soar through the skies despite such hardship.
The pain and anguish that Mitchell has experienced resonates on “I Only Wanted”, a grove whose passionate instrumentation mirrors the intensity of her songwriting and vocal presentation. “Baby, No One’s Quite Like You” embodies Mitchell’s affection for her significant other over a handsome acoustic piano array. Other strong tracks are the upbeat “When We’re Together”, “Don’t Make Space” and the string-laced underpaid.
Emily Mitchell’s ingenuity and originality is the driving force behind her latest project. Her latest effort is filled with heartbreaks and heart takes, cryptograms and revelations and joy and pain. Her use of symbolism to reveal her thoughts and emotions are classic and will give the listener a bird’s eye view into her heart. Emily Mitchell represents artistry at its finest moment.