01.10.2019 news

Emily King Remix EP + Sara Bareilles Tour Launch This Weekend

Digital EP Change of Scenery Out October 11th

 

Featuring Remixes by Wynne Bennett, Taylor McFerrin, Wantigga, King Britt

 

Emily King On Tour Across the U.S. with Sara Bareilles Beginning This Saturday, Including Dates at Madison Square Garden & Hollywood Bowl

 

Photo credit: Shotti

 

Emily King will release Change of Scenery: Remix EP, a collection of fresh remixes of five tracks from her critically acclaimed album Scenery, on October 11, and today ATO releases the remix of her dynamic single “Can’t Hold Me” by the renowned producer MachinedrumBillboard premiered the track today, writing, “The intimate, sensual tension that King dances around on the original track becomes an all-out sultry affair as the new production makes space for an irresistible dance beat led by propulsive production and spacey synths.”

 

“When ATO approached me with the remix concept I was really excited about the prospect of having a fresh take on these records,” says King, “plus I grew up in the 90’s when remixes were almost mandatory to an artist’s catalogue. It’s been super fun hearing how these talented artists interpret the music in ways I wouldn’t have imagined.”

 

Listen to “Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix” Below

 

“‘Can’t Hold Me,’ like most of Emily’s songs, is such a powerfully visual song,” says Machinedrum. “This feeling of independence that the lyrics evoke inspired me to make a celebratory version of the song.”

 

Change of Scenery: Remix EP, due out October 11 on ATO Records, features additional remixes by Taylor McFerrinWantiggaKing Britt, and Wynne Bennett’s previously released remix of “Forgiveness.” The EP is available for pre-order HERE.

 

Since its release in February, Scenery has received critical praise across the board for its sparkling R&B sound and delicate, emotive vocals. In addition to high-profile performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, King performed her single “Can’t Hold Me” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also appeared on CBS This Morning. Listen to Scenery HERE.

 

King also co-wrote and contributed vocals to “If I Can’t Have You,” a track on Sara Bareilles’ latest record Amidst the Chaos. She will cap off her incredible 2019 opening Bareilles’ massive U.S. arena tour, which kicks off October 5 in Detroit and includes dates at Madison Square Garden on October 13 and the Hollywood Bowl on November 2. All dates are below and tickets are available HERE

 

Emily King – Change of Scenery: Remix EP

  1. Forgiveness (Wynne Bennett Remix)
  2. Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix)
  3. Blue Light (Taylor McFerrin Remix)
  4. Go Back (Wantigga Remix)
  5. Running (King Britt Anthem Remix)

 

Rave Reviews for Scenery:

 

Scenery is a precise-yet-fluid blend of ’80s pop and rock, contemporary R&B and light jazz touches that, together, reveal a starry-eyed earnestness.” – NPR

 

“Sleek, vibrant R&B that’s packed with 1980s soundtrack flourishes and big moments; it’s the perfect frame for her extraordinary voice.” – PITCHFORK

 

“Wide and expansive and embraces all manners of genre befitting a child of ’90s hip-hop and pop music who also adored traditional soul music.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

“A lithe vocalist who deftly employs subtlety, rewarding close listening.” – WBEZ SOUND OPINIONS

 

Scenery rings out with joy and hope. The production is a stunning combination of jazz-inflected R&B and ’80s pop that’s precise but not fussy, textured but never overdone.” – KPCC THE FRAME

 

“The vulnerability that’s implied in King’s calming vocal caress is remarkable… The skill she shows elevates her above much of the competition, imbuing her with a decided level of class and credence.” – PASTE

 

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Emily King on Tour with Sara Bareilles: 

10/05: Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI

10/06: Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN

10/08: Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC

10/11: Agganis Arena – Boston, MA

10/12: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

10/13: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

10/15: United Center – Chicago, IL

10/16: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN

10/18: Pepsi Center – Denver, CO

10/19: Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT

10/22: WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA

10/24: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR

10/26: Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
10/27: Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA

10/29: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA

10/30: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

11/01: Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NV

11/02: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

11/11: Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX

11/12: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX

11/15: UPMC Events Center – Moon Township, PA

11/16: The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/18: The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/19: The Anthem – Washington, DC

11/20: The Anthem – Washington, DC

11/22: Daily’s Palace – Jacksonville, FL

11/23: BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL

11/24: Amway Center – Orlando, FL

11/26: Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA

 

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