Emma Swift lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She writes songs and she plays them. She covers songs too. She is a fan of minor chords, leopard print, happy hour and endless pedal steel.
Swift was born in Sydney, Australia and has toured all over the world. Her favorite city is Paris. She has never toured there. She doesn't care about that. She went for the crème brûlée. Her heroes, in no particular order are: Rowland S. Howard, Anais Nin, Lucinda Williams and whoever invented dry shampoo.
"Her darkly soulful take on the sound of female country masters like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn is a dreamy intoxicated trip that sometimes drifts into Mazzy Star or Cowboy Junkies territory, but does very much capture the essence of classic country soul in its purist form." - Pancakes and Whiskey
“Swift has created a dreamy intoxicated world where the heavy-lidded noir crawl of bands like Mazzy Star and Spain co-exist with late-night honky tonk bars, tear-stained sheets and flickering neon signs.” – Chris Familton, Post To Wire
“Too quiet, too slow, too tender and too far from the middle of the road? Yeah, probably. Like any of those are bad things.” – Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald
“Her voice is divine, a beguiling blend of the high, lonesome strains of Tammy Wynette and the hushed dreaminess of Hope Sandoval… The bluesy Woodland Street sees her hitting some gorgeous high notes, while on Seasons she channels the fragile sweetness of The Velvets.” - Stack Magazine