Brooklyn’s Emma Frank Announces New Album ‘Come Back’ + Album Release Show At The Knitting Factory September 6

June 10, 2019 BY Nettwerk

“Her honesty is heartwarming and pure… with an ease that is only achieved by Frank’s strong sense of melodic direction and open lyricism.” – Atwood Magazine

“softly enticing” – Clash

Avant-garde folk artist Emma Frank returns with a new album on September 6th entitled Come Back, the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2018 release, Ocean Av.  The Brooklyn, NY resident has a sound so multifaceted it intertwines folk, R&B, and even jazz to create shifting tempos and winding melodies that are poignant, propelling and all-engulfing. She recently shared her leading single, “I Thought,” along with a stunning video directed by visual artist Ayo Tsalithaba filmed in the suburbs of Toronto.  Now, she releases a gorgeously sparse cover of Wilco’s “Either Way.” 



Throughout Come Back, Emma taunts with ideas of love, lust, self-doubt, commitment and sadness to relinquish the most intimate corners of her mind with her listeners. Emma’s songs are journeys of self-discovery, framed by insightful lyrics and her warm, gossamer voice that songwriter Leif Vollebekk described as “like leather on silk.”

Born and raised outside of Boston, Emma moved to Montreal in 2006 to study literature at McGill University. While there, she began performing regularly, releasing two critically acclaimed albums under her own name on the Montreal-based label, The 270 Sessions, and performing vocals and brass with art-pop ensembles She’s Got a Habit and Malcolm Sailor’s Songs. After coming to New York in August of 2015 to perform in Franky Rousseau and Dominic Mekky’s chamber opera April, Emma decided to move to Brooklyn. It’s there that she penned the songs on Ocean Av and Come Back.

Emma Frank Tour Dates:

Fri, Sept 6         Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory (Album Release Show)

Sun, Oct 6         Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim

Tue, Oct 8         Burlington, VT @ The Lamp Shop

Wed, Oct 9        Montreal, QC @ Café Resonance

Fri, Oct 11         Wakefield, QC @ Black Sheep Inn

Sat, Oct 12        Toronto, ON @ Burdock Music Hall