Toronto’s Emma Cook is blessed with one of those glacially pure voices that cuts through the fog of our everyday tribulations. Her unassuming outer shell belies a songwriter of unwavering strength, sincerity, and determination. Back on the road after a three-year battle with Post-Concussive Syndrome, Emma Cook returned to the spotlight with her fourth studio album “Living Proof,” released in Feb 2018. The album distills her hardships into a collection of stirring and deeply earnest pop balladry.
Before her injury Emma had logged over 100 shows across Canada, the US and the UK and had official showcases at NXNE, CMW & Indie Week. Her first three albums garnered fantastic reviews and widespread radio play on CBC, Campus and Satellite radio.
In early 2016 Emma began writing songs again. “They just started pouring out of me” she said, “I was channeling all of the loss and frustration, all of the pain and hardship of the last few years.” Thanks to a FACTOR grant, Emma released her fourth album with producer Dean Drouillard (Royal Wood), the first single of which got her into the second round of the CBC Searchlight competition. Emma was chosen to represent Canada as a delegate in South America, with official showcases in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Emma’s Living Proof tour included a headlining show at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, live performances on CTV, Global, CBC’s Ottawa Morning and multiple radio interviews.
During her most recent Canadian tour, Emma struck up a close musical relationship with producer and keyboard player Andrew Rasmussen (Hey! Ocean) and the two have been working on a new collection of songs, including a top-secret 90’s cover that will have you bopping your head and smiling from ear to ear. Stay tuned for new music coming soon…