By Frank Bell
Acclaimed Hertfordshire singer-songwriter Terry Emm has a gorgeous new velveteen Americana single ‘Wish You Were Here’, out now. Emm’s music has been described as ‘Outstanding’ by MOJO Magazine and as ‘Excellent, excellent music!’ by Bob Harris, and the new single sees him head in a striking new 70s vintage direction, with producer Lukas Drinkwater (Emily Barker, Jacob & Drinkwater, Annie Howie) at the helm!
“The song is a reworking of a track called ‘Here’ from my 2012 ‘Petals Fallen Off The Sun’ album”, says Emm. “That album was my ‘difficult second album’ in many ways and I always felt like ‘Here’ was one of my best songs that hadn’t quite been realized yet and one day I’d revisit it. The idea stuck with me for some time, niggling away, so I felt like it must be done. So now, in a way to introduce myself back into the world of music, I thought why not touch on the past but also bring things up to date at the same time.”
Like all of his previous works, the single draws lyrically on Emm’s unique take on the world and again exhibits his non-routine way of structuring and composing songs. Now wrapped in a classic Americana singer-songwriter coat, with Lukas Drinkwater’s superb Fender Rhodes & double bass flourishes, ‘Wish You Were Here’ has been enriched.