Emily King Releases Special Occasion Album

Emily King Releases Special Occasion Album 
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Watch ‘Special Occasion’ Colors Session HERE

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Today, New York City native and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King releases Special Occasion via ATO Records. Across eleven dynamic tracks, including “This Year,” “Medal,” “False Start” (a collaboration with Nick Hakim), “Bad Memory (featuring Lukas Nelson)”, and “The Way That You Love Me” (in collaboration with Rob Moose), King shows off her “smart, catchy songs that blend soul, R&B and pop” (WNYC Soundcheck). Featuring production by longtime collaborator and Grammy-nominee Jeremy MostSpecial Occasion is a bold, introspective exploration of love, heartbreak, and forward motion.

“I’ve called this a breakup-to-makeup-to-breakup-again album, but really, it’s about trying to find joy in trying times—trying to celebrate who you are in your quietest moments, rather than in relation to someone else,” King explains. “For me that’s still very much a work-in-progress, but I hope these songs will help people to find some hope and relief.”

Special Occasion is the follow-up to King’s critically-acclaimed Scenery LP and is her first album in four years. The album’s title track highlights King’s songwriting prowess and her ability to dig into life’s deepest sorrows and uncover unexpected beauty, shifting her focus on the little things that make life fun and worth celebrating. This week she performed “Special Occasion” onLive with Kelly and Mark – you can watch the captivating performance HERE. King also performed the single during a vibrant COLORS x STUDIOS session, which was recorded earlier this year in Berlin. You can watch it HERE.

Coinciding with the album release, King kicks off her North American headlining tour tonight in South Orange, NJ. Over the next few weeks, King, supported by Joseph Solomon, will visit esteemed venues across the country including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Los Angeles’ Wiltern, New York’s Terminal 5, and more. The tour will conclude on June 1 in Boston. Last weekend, Philadelphia fans were treated to a taste of the upcoming tour during King’s WXPN Free At Noon concert at World Cafe Live, where she performed several Special Occasion tracks alongside fan favorites from Scenery and The Switch. New York City fans also were treated to a brief performance and Q&A moderated by Louis Cato at the famed Rough Trade.

For complete tour information and tickets, please visit: https://www.emilykingmusic.com.

Special Occasion Tracklist
1. This Year
2. Special Occasion
3. Medal
4. False Start
5. The Way That You Love Me
6. Home Now
7. Bad Memory (Feat. Lukas Nelson)
8. Waterfalls
9. Who Wants My Love
10. Easy
11. Closer To The Morning