On July 17th, Glasgow born Emma Jane released her brand new album Workhorse. The album consists of seven solid tracks, including the gem "Run."
"Carter Cash" finds her bluesy vocals perfectly paired with a classic country melody and story: wanting a love like that classic couple. "Oh and I’ve got a dream & it all starts with you/So wrap your arms around me/Let’s make this night last & I’ll be your June Carter & you can be my Johnny Cash."
"Old and Gray," a lovely duet with Sean Kennedy, may just be my favorite track on the album. Their voices truly compliment one another on a song about lasting love. "Oh and time kept moving faster than we knew, oh and everyday my heart still wakes holding you/Now and forever, now and forever, now."
"Unforgiven" is a haunting ballad, while the cadence of "Tunnels" paints the picture of someone travelling away from, or to, love. "Heading down the highway the headlights they blind my eyes, looking for the answers but all I find is bitter lies/Foundations they turn to dust, lost in love and lust."
"Delicate Minds," a pop tinged song about a relationship that isn't giving her what she needs and "Hold On," reminiscent of a southern spiritual, round out the album.
Workhorse is a solid album, highlighted by Emma Jane's powerful, confident and emotive vocals. I encourage you to give a listen.