A Beautiful Voice from the Verge

Back in 2006, Emily King had a major record label deal, a Grammy nomination, and instantly catchy tracks featuring the likes of Lupe Fiasco.

Walk in my Shoes, Emily King

But then, this artist hailed by some as the next Alicia Keys disappeared.  Her fans complain that she was unjustly dropped because she didn’t fit any of the standard commercial slots: she had too much of a singer-songwriter vibe for the R&B set, and vice versa.  Photos like the above evidence her half diva, half Lilith Fair vibe that perplexed those in the music industry increasingly desperate to cling to the familiar.

Some five years later, now trying to make it entirely on her own, Ms. King is starting to bubble up through the blogosphere.  Here’s a track off her newly-released Seven EP (it’s just a YouTube link– if you’re feeling it, show her some support on iTunes).

Will she make it back to the verge?

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