SXSWfm Featured Artist: Emily Bell

Written by Rory Burbeck | Thursday, May 23, 2013

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SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist Emily Bell's debut album is available at Austin's Waterloo Records today (5/23) and it will be released everywhere on Tuesday, May 28. The Houston native recorded the album in a rural Texas lake cabin with Emily and producer John Evans co-writing all the songs.

Bell told SXSWfm programmer Kevin Connor on his KUTX show, "I wanted to pull from any and everything that I was inspired by musically and what I've experienced in my life so far." Those experiences include musical theatre as well as writing, singing, and recording in California with former members of Toni Tony Tone and Lucy Pearl.

There's an energy and brightness to these songs, thus the title, In Technicolor. And Emily is hosting The Technicolor Ball at Austin's North Door, transforming the venue into the soundstage of a technicolor movie. Check out the video for Emily's first single, "Back to the Way I Was," here on the blog and hear more of her fun new songs on SXSWfm!