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How finding space to create helped Emily King find her sound

Grammy-nominated R&B singer Emily King drops by the q music studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from her new album, Scenery.
Emily King recently paid a visit to the q music studio to chat with Tom Power about why she felt she had to get out of the city both for her music and for her sanity. 11:33
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As a proud New Yorker, R&B singer Emily King spent the first 30 years of her life living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on the same block. She even called her 2007 debut album East Side Story, which earned her a Grammy-nomination. 

But a lot has changed about King since then. She's got a different look, a different sound and a new home. In 2017, she decided to leave New York City and move a couple hours north to the Catskill Mountains. It was there that she began writing and recording her latest album Scenery, a blend of '80s pop, soul and roots music.

Emily King's new album is called Scenery and it's out now. (Bao Ngo)

King recently paid a visit to the q music studio to perform some songs from the record and chat with Tom Power about why she felt she had to get out of the city both for her music and for her sanity.

Watch the full interview with King above and the performances below. 

Emily King performs Can't Hold Me LIVE in the q music studio 3:58
Emily King performs Go Back LIVE in the q music studio 4:06
Emily King performs Look At Me Now LIVE in the q studio 3:11

Produced by ​Mitch Pollock

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