Emily Scott Robinson will release her first project on Oh Boy Records, American Siren, on Oct. 29. In celebration of the new album, a leadoff single from the project, “Old Gods,” has also been released and is available now.
Robinson found her way to music at 13, when she was first exposed to the work of Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, and Dar Williams. She went on to teach herself to play guitar and write songs, leading her to win the Telluride Troubadour Competition in 2019. American Siren follows Robinson’s self-released album, Traveling Mercies, which features Robinson’s breakthrough track, “Better With Time,” which has garnered over six million streams on Spotify to date.
American Siren was produced by Jason Richmond, and showcases Robinson’s storytelling abilities as she blends characters with meaningful stories and people she’s encountered on her journey thus far. On the 10 tracks, all of which she wrote on her own, Robinson beckons to the lost, lonely, and struggling, hoping to help listeners find their place and feel less alone.
“I think that the thread running through the album is those things that call to us, and how we can’t resist that call,” says Robinson. “It’s about the siren songs that come up through our lives. It is bigger and riskier and more expansive than my last collection. It feels like I wrote some songs that I’m going to grow into as I continue to perform them. They’re excavating some deeper stuff than I’ve touched on before, I think they will have a healing quality for people who listen.”
In celebration of the new music, she will hit the road this fall, including stops at New York’s City Vineyard, Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, Nashville’s High Watt, Greensboro’s Crown at Carolina Theatre, Asheville’s Grey Eagle, Denver’s Soiled Dove, and Cambridge’s Club Passim among several others. Robinson will also join Dar Williams for a series of shows in December. For a full list of upcoming dates, click here.
American Siren Track List:
1. Old Gods
2. Things You Learn The Hard Way
3. If Trouble Comes A Lookin’
4. Let ‘Em Burn
5. Cheap Seats
6. Hometown Hero
7. Lost Woman’s Prayer
8. Every Day In Faith
9. Lightning In A Bottle
10. Old North State
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