Listening to Open Soul is Free!
I am so grateful to all of you for your encouargement and support over these many years! I was afraid to release this album because the production is so siimple. Open Soul is more like a live performance than a radio-ready album. I feel like I'm coming full circle, back to the simplicity of the start.
I'd love to know what are your three favorite tracks -- that will help me know which songs to actually take the time and funds to produce with a full band and string section.
A special thanks to Kara Square for writing a beautiful press release about Open Soul. I'm honored by her thoughtfulness. The press release is available here.
Of the 15 songs on Open Soul, stems for 13 of the tracks are available under Creative Commons license for remixing. If you click "Lyrics" next to each song, there is a link to the location of the stems on ccMixter.org.
Two of the tracks on Open Soul feature the beautiful cello work of Wolf Sebastian and intricate string arrangement of Bevan Manson. All of the tracks were mastered by producer Brad Stanfield. The original ...
First of Double CD Collection from Richards
It's been longer than we want to acknowledge...Emily Richards hasn't released an album under her own name since her greatest hits One or Ten in 2009. We are pleased to announce Emily will be releasing the first record of a double album of new acoustic songs on March 4, 2014.
Although seemingly silent under her given name, Emily has been in anything but a writer's slump! Under her alias Snowflake at ccMixter, Emily has composed and recorded over 100 new tracks since 2006, all under Creative Commons licenses, facilitating the expansion of Richards' music globally through remixes, YouTube videos and mobile apps.
We convinced Emily it was time she curated a selection of her new songs to share with you in album format. Open Soul and Open Heart are two albums that share her personal and spiritual journey over the past several years.
"My songs show the deepest and most personal parts of me," commented Richards. "I'm blessed to share much of these experiences with my fellow artists at ccMixter. They have buoyed me up and helped me develop every aspect of myself. I am grateful."