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Emily King @ Higher Ground

December 12, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Point Welcomes:

Emily King

A Tour de Point Show


Tuesday, December 12, 2023  Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8 PM

Higher Ground | South Burlington, VT

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Like so many of music’s most essential singer-songwriters, Emily King has a near-magical gift for digging into life’s deepest sorrows and uncovering unexpected beauty and illuminating truth. Since the arrival of her Grammy Award-nominated full-length debut East Side Story, the New York City-bred artist has brought ever-evolving levels of depth and nuance to her songwriting, rooting each revelation in her mesmerizing blend of soul and R&B and forward-thinking pop. On her new album Special Occasion, King shares a real-time exploration of the endless dimensions of heartbreak—an inquiry informed by the end of her romantic relationship. King and longtime producer Jeremy Most (Grammy nominated producer and multi-instrumentalist) closely collaborated on every track for an intimate and infinitely enchanting look at the ways we love, grieve, and eventually stumble toward a greater sense of self-understanding.

Special Occasion is the follow-up to 2019’s Scenery, which included the standout singles “Remind Me” and “Look At Me Now,” Grammy nominated for Best R&B Song. Special Occasion finds King channeling the most overwhelming emotions with ineffable grace, once again spotlighting the radiant vocal presence she’s shown in past music and touring collaborations with the likes of Brittany Howard, Robert Glasper, Sara Bareilles, John Legend and more. “The album was created during a very painful breakup and the only way for me to feel any relief was to meditate through music,” says King. The daughter of two musicians, she was raised in a small New York City apartment in the East Village with her brother where she started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 15. Like all of her work dating back to The Switch, Special Occasion emerged as she and Most exchanged musical notes and slowly sculpted the album’s intricately composed sound, with King handling vocals, guitar, and percussion and Most playing everything from guitar to bass, sitar to synth and Mellotron to drum kit. Also featuring a track created with producer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Rhett Miller), the album ultimately embodies a breathtaking elegance even as King articulates devastating pain. “Writing songs is surviving my own emotions,” she says. “The expression brings a much-needed relief in the moment.”


December 12, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Higher Ground