Living Proof Album Review – Canadian Beats
Emma Cook on New Album Living Proof – CBC Fresh Air
Five Minutes with Local Toronto Musician Emma Cook – Toronto Guardian
The Crafty Comeback of Emma Cook – The Niagara Falls Review
La Force de la Résilience – Le Droit
Critic’s Choice – Toronto Star
Chat with Emma Cook on Single Your Last Ride – Rudy’s Reviews
Interviews & Performances
Interview with Allen Bell on Phuket Radio:
Emma Cook’s 5 Favourite Things with Allen Bell on Phuket Radio:
Indie pop songstress Emma Cook 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 in 2017 and an official showcase at Toronto’s Indie Week. Chosen to be part of the Export Development Program at last years FMO Conference, Emma spent the last year touring and promoting her early 2018 release Living Proof.
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 2019. 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’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 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.