Singer/songwriter Emily Anderson plays piano and oboe, and sings like an angel. Her piano stylings are intricate and sophisticated, while her voice is mesmerizing and unique, with a child-like timbre. She has been compared to Kate Bush, Bjork, Tori Amos, Lana del Rey, and others.
Emily grew up in Illinois just South of Chicago. She participated in local festivals, school talent shows, and anything that involved music in school. She began playing piano at 8 years old and was writing songs at sixteen. She concentrated on Oboe Performance and obtained a Master’s Degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Upon receiving her degree M.A. she decided it was time to pursue her dream of being a singer/songwriter. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where she continues to write and perform at local venues, while working at her office day job and spending time with her family. Apart from her solo songwriting project, she also collaborates with her band Dramaglider (dramaglider.com; facebook.com/dramaglider) and is writing and singing for a new duo project called Modern Wing (facebook.com/modernwing) among other various pop-up gigs.
Who are your main musical influences?
Which of your own songs is your favorite?
Sonnet. It’s a more recent one and I feel like it has the perfect blend sweetness and complexity. It has some borrowed elements from an early song of mine that I had put away, so it was nice to bring that one back out and re-write it into something more solid and (hopefully) timeless.
What are your musical plans for 2017-2018?
If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to the next musical generation, what would it be?
Does being a member of Songstuff help you with your music?