Local singer-songwriter Emily Jane White has just released her second album, Victorian America. The bewitching sound of White's powerful lyrics and commanding voice on 2007's Dark Undercoat generated widespread critical acclaim. Things are a little less sparse this time around, as Emily and her band have crafted some wonderful string arrangements that increase the songs' intrinsic emotional weight. The new works feel more ambitious, too, an exciting sign of continued growth by one of our favorite local artists.
We sat down with Emily a few weeks ago to discuss her new album. We've also included four songs from Victorian America in the episode.