Emma Langford - Sowing Acorns (single)
Emma Langford hails from Limerick in the south-west of Ireland. Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016 she’s hardly taken her foot off the pedal, with an eye-watering ever-growing tour schedule and frequent collaborations up her sleeve. The artist has received consistent praise from national and international media and audiences alike, with The Irish Times describing her debut album Quiet Giant (2017) as ‘music that weaves a spell as you listen to it… An enduring piece of work’. Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ Radio 1 presented Emma with the Best Emerging Artist award at their inaugural Folk Awards in October 2018. In November 2019 she received inaugural Dolores O'Riordan bursary set up by the late singer's family with the help of Limerick City and County Council. This will help Langford finish her second album and start the work on the next one. Sowing Acorns is the title track of her second album.
For this release, Langford teamed up with Belfast born and based poet Vanessa Ifediora and they created an atmospheric, dreamy composition with a powerful message. Message that says that every achievement starts with a dream, with a seed planted in the mind and grows from there. You can achieve anything you want if you set your mind to it.
Ifediora's involvement takes Langford's creativity to a new level. Listening to her distinctive lilt combined with the spoken word you realize the power of human voice. What starts as a soft yet powerful track develops into a full band arrangement in the chorus before calming down into the spoken word part again towards the end.