News & Updates :
At the moment I'm finishing the writing of new songs and lyrics for my coming album :)
In October I will be busy in the studio and start recording the material - it will be fun as usual :-)
Something new is, that I am also working on getting some of my songs on a vinyl record, so in a couple of months it will be ready for sale, just follow my homepage, I will inform you here when it's ready:)
I will also upgrade my homepage so it will be possible for you to listen before you decide if you like to purchase the vinyl record, it will be a very small pressing and it will be a handmade record - all this will not be cheap, so this will be something nice for the collectors :)
All the best, Maria ♥
Review of my song "Trouble In A Bubble"
So my Danish jazz vocalist friend Maria Emrik has got this new single #Troubleinabubble.
She sent me a copy for sneak listen. From the moment it starts spinning it comes with a roll away your clouds of worries...Her voice literally just glides/bounces over the words troubles, double, bubble and wobble with a jazzy-poetic-glee which lures the listener into singing along as she persuades cajoles her audience into singing along.The effect is a feel good relieve just singing worries and troubles...The only snag of the song is that it is short...just 2mins 46Secs and that too seems to serve a leave-it-on-replay-impact.
Trouble in a Bubble is that song that will get you whistling even in the mist of a stormy weather!
Maria Emrik brings a free therapy for all who can just sing along and leave the song on replay...
#jazzville Quest 93.1 FM Live4jazz Atsenuwa Omatseye
Review Of "2 New" Digital Albums From My Backlist
Maria Emrik releases 2 new digital albums from her backlist.
I had the pleasure of pre-listening to these two new remastered albums:
”The night we called it a day” is a wonderful compilation of 9 jazz classics beautifully interpreted by one of my favorite jazz vocalists. My favorite songs are ”The night we called it a day”, ”Dream a little dream of me” and also the amazing unplugged version of ”Diamonds are a girls best friend”. Three very different songs that show the diversity of Maria Emrik's vocal though there always seem to be a red thread through her song choises.
The album ”Dear Moon” is absolutely amazing! All songs are written and composed by Maria Emrik and J. B. Nelson – and the colaboration has resulted in 10 beautiful songs. Some of them sound modern and some sound like old jazz classics. Listen to the slow funky, country/ jazzy, feel-good song ”Weekend” and the very emotional ”Until he was gone”. These two are examples of the more modern approach, while ”Come here my friend” and ”Life is Better” have a more classic old school feeling.
Happy listening, Greg Walsh
Review of "My Christmas" EP
Maria Emrik has released a wonderful Christmas EP "My Christmas".
The EP contains three classic Christmas songs: “A Winter's Tale", “The Secret Of Christmas" and “Let It Snow."
Maria has also composed two new, fabulous Christmas songs of her own “Christmas Time" and “Winter Song." They mix really well with the three classic and I am totally in love with her song “Christmas Time" which has a glow of “Good old" days.
Maria was so kind to send me a sneak listen copy of the EP for me to review, and I must admit: that girl is something special! Her soft, airy, super warm voice simply blends perfectly with the Christmas spirit, and will leave you dreaming of cozy winter evenings cuddled up by the fire. I have always been a big fan of Maria Emrik and her beautiful jazzy vocal, and I am happy to recommend this Christmas album.
Dave O. Smith