Hello Emerson, The Innocence Mission, Liila Jokelin and Laura Moisio

A quick post of few things I’ve loved madly during the recent weeks. Beginning with a new favorite Hello Emerson from Columbus, Ohio. I just recently discovered them, because one of my favorite labels Anyway Records released their new album How to Cook Everything in the states. It’s on K&F Records here in Europe. My addiction started with this beautiful and moving story song Seat16b. A really lovely Kylli-täti kinda video too (only Finns know that reference). The whole record is equally great and just came out on the 24th of January.

Hello Emerson Website
Hello Emerson at Facebook

The Innocence Mission from Lancaster, Pennsylvania has released wonderful music since 1989. Their new album See You Tomorrow came out on Bella Union on the 17th of January and it sets the bar really high for 2020. The opening trio The Brothers Williams Said, On Your Side and Movie is just oh wow and the magic stays with you throughout the heavenly beautiful record.

The Innocence Mission Website
The Innocence Mission at Facebook

The debut album by Finnish songwriter Liila Jokelin sneaked into my 2019 top 3 during the last month of the year. It didn’t get a whole lot of recognition on this blog though due to the late release date at the end of November. I don’t think I ever even shared this gorgeous music video for album cut Sateet tuovat terveisensä. So let’s take care of that now and further recommend her great album Kaamos on huono esileikki that came out on Helmi Levyt. Such a strong and unique record that doesn’t play it safe. Beautiful, dramatic, disturbing and never ever boring.

Liila Jokelin at Facebook

The song I’ve loved the most during this first month of 2020 is the new Laura Moisio single Kaukana onnesta. It’s poignant, quietly monumental and deeply moving. A song that maybe resonates with me more than I’m comfortable to admit, because I’m not always the most optimistic type. Therefore this devastatingly beautiful song also serves as a good reminder to not let things slide out of my control. And despite the almost overwhelming sadness, the song is still somehow comforting and instead of dragging me down, it is able to fill my heart with warmth and light. Her new album is coming out on the 6th of March on Texicalli Records. I can’t wait to hear it, because the two advance singles have been pure gold.

Laura Moisio at Facebook
Laura Moisio Website

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