Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

It's been two years since Emily McLean's venture into pop-minded, minimal R&B on her last EP Shades, made under the watchful eye of producer Mars Today. On Canons, her latest release out last Friday, McLean speaks her truth of vulnerability, of fear and morality over what the world around her represents and reflects. The project is an open-air diary of sparse, straightforward arrangements overseen by Rashaan Carter, a jazz bassist with credits on albums like Kindness's Something Like a War, Moses Sumney's Aronmanticism, and Takuya Kuroda's Zigzagger, designed for a meditative and solemn experience of soul and jazz. Canons EP [...]

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Emily McLean shares new single “Simple” off upcoming ‘Shades’ EP

Oakland-based singer-songwriter Emily McLean has slowly been stocking up on new music and finally shares a sliver of it with her newest single, “Simple,” produced by San Francisco’s Mars Today. The song follows the release of the first single, “Shades,” off of her upcoming EP of the same name, though the two widely differ in tempo and tone. On “Simple,” McLean revels in the trials and tribulations of her would-be relationship. The situation is hardly simple but Mars’ production echoes in the background, with sparse claps and reverb. The “Shades” track is nearly the polar opposite — pounding bass and [...]

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