Soulful Emma Louise (S.E.L) Talks About Her Upcoming Album “Loc’d In Consciousness” and New Single “Melodic Harmony”.
Inspired by the soul greats & trail-blazing UK black music pioneers such as Soul II Soul and Sade, songbird S.E.L (Soulful Emma-Louise) delivers her most expansive and heartfelt work to date with the release of her eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Loc’d In Consciousness’.
Revealing different sides of her songbook, S.E.L journeys across an all inclusive musical soundscape that traverses the crushed out grooves of sweet soul & Live funk beats, all layered with uplifting harmonies and melodies. Leading the charge is the exhilarating new single ‘Melodic Harmony’ synthesising all the different strands into an emotive slice of firefly funk.
‘Loc’d’s passionate multi-layered celebration of life and love’s endless conundrums exemplifies Emma- Louise’s heart on her sleeve approach as she brings people together to explore universal feelings and fears. Reflecting positivity and her own personal expression, ‘Loc’d..combines an authentic voice bathed in a bare bones musical approach respectful to old school inspirations and is both deep and joyous, classic and futuristic. Press repeat and soak up the soul over n’ over again.
Opening this debut set is the infectious ‘Elevation’; S.E.L’s soaring soul anthem that charted at #No 2 in the UK Soul Charts and achieved “Track of the Week” status on BBC6 Music and MiSoul. Then it’s the crushed grooves of ‘You Gotta Be’ – the re-work of the Des’ree smash – all retro rich rhythms and sultry grooves which lifted the #No 1 slot in the Traxsource House chart.
The new single ‘Melodic Harmony’ is the first of the new songs and followed by the free ranging funk of the empowering and life-affirming ‘Girl’. Seductive former single ‘Flowered Tears’ another #No 2 on the UK Soul Charts and “Track of the Week” on BBC6 Music and MiSoul follows before the uptown funky ‘Brand New’ drops, all brash and stylised with a funky edge.
The recent duet ‘Falling’ follows full of honeyed and melodic acoustic tones into the joyful nu-soul of ‘Be Your Sun’ with its layered grooves and live drums the perfect backdrop for S.E.L’s distinct voice to shine on. ‘My Point Of View’, is an emotional affirmation of all that S.E.L holds dear and things close with her beautiful adaptation of the Dexter Wansel classic ‘The Sweetest Pain’.
Continuing her unique musical journey S.E.L has grown into her debut album release, never more so than in the last year living in the pandemic where she’s had to juggle the music, alongside vocal coaching at London’s Academy of Contemporary Music and enjoying being a mother to her 3 year old daughter.
Working mainly with respected Italian multi instrumentalist and producer Michele Chiavarini, the A List US House producer DJ Spen and Thomas McKay of the Night Crawlers, Emma’s song-writing prowess and lyrical arrangements shines bright. Enlisting Soul II Soul’s renowned violinist, Gill Morley for the phenomenal string arrangements the album cast also includes co-writers and featured artists Bryan Chambers, Tanya Lacey, Nathan Richards, Leon Nelson and Victory Paul-Emeralds.
Having been a vocal cornerstone for the UK’s living legend, Jazzie B as part of the Soul II Soul movement, the unstoppable life force Soulful Emma Louise (S.E.L) has covered a lot of solo ground during the last few years.
Emerging as a distinct musical voice among the firmament of fine UK talents, recent conquests include headlining the Summer Soulstice Festival in London and Margate’s Soul Weekender Festival to expanding her musical message on Talk Radio’s @BadassWomensHr.
With three successful releases – ‘Elevation’, ‘Flowered Tears’ and ‘You Gotta Be’ – already under her belt, the multi-talented singer & songwriter has co-hosted a regular monthly show with Deadly Smedly on Mi Soul and her Live credentials read like a Who’s Who of world renowned international music artists including Alicia Keys, Omar, Debbie Harry, Caron Wheeler, Jocelyn Brown and Sanchez.
With a universal appeal and standout voice, join S.E.L on her musical voyage. Stay connected at:
Facebook: SELSOUL or www.selsoul.com
‘Loc’d In Consciousness’ is the debut album from Soulful Emma Louise – S.E.L – and due out on physical CD on April 9th with the full digital release available on May 28th. The new single from the album is the firefly funk winner ‘Melodic Harmony’ is also due May 28th. For more info and all feature request, please contact Nicky Trax at [email protected] or 07951 128001. Insta: @phuturetraxofficial
Elevation (Michele Chiavarini 2021 mix)
You Gotta Be
Be Your Sun
Point Of View