Whether it’s performing live to an audience of any size or recording songs for her new, upcoming CD, Emma Cloney says it’s all about a ‘shared mutual experience’ between her and her listener. In her late-twenties, Cloney has already endured a lifetime of experiences: growing up through foster care as a child, raising children as a young mother, balancing music with nursing studies and facing tough materialistic choices that challenge her inner-identity. However, experience is opportunity for Emma Cloney. And through it, she crafts compelling storytelling with meticulous musicianship – coalescing to create an immediate bond between her and whoever takes the time to genuinely listen.
Emma’s last album, Something to Say, encapsulated how people and places influenced her and her music. Now, it’s all about Emma and her personal experiences that are shaping her new album: “Lie to Me” is a song about gripping onto the past, while cognizant of the present reality. And while she covers the iconic “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals, it is a version that is truly emblematic of Emma as she had only known the song as sung by her father and that's what you'll hear.
Musically speaking, the Winnipeg, Manitoba resident says more with less. Even though she surrounds herself with outstanding musicians, it’s ultimately her voice and her guitar that allows her and her audience to share a mutual experience. An experience Emma Cloney is anxious to share with new and current fans at concerts, festivals and on the radio.