You have to go all the way back to 2014 for the last album release from Emilie Nicolas, when the Norwegian vocalist delivered the critically acclaimed Like I’m A Warrior. Since then, Nicolas has had to deal with personal illness and record label battles, so it’s unsurprising that we’ve had just one single release, in the form of ‘Sky‘ at the start of 2017, up until now.

With her long-anticipated second album Tranquille Emilie now released, it’s as if the floodgates of expression have been opened and with that, Nicolas has delivered an outpouring of emotion. The first single from this second album, ‘Wild One’, captures that raw energy perfectly. On it, Nicolas shines as a skilful storyteller who has mastered the craft of reconstructing personal soaring highs and crushing lows. Fluid yet delicate vocals feature heavily, overlaid with syncopated beats and no-holds-barred lyrical expression. It’s a beautifully crafted single and sets a high bar for future releases from the album, but if you like mature, cleverly crafted music, this is definitely a good place to start.

‘Wild One’ is out now, so watch the video – directed by André Cochron – below…

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