Sometimes music business isn't only confusing for outsiders. Often enough it offers surprises for industry experts, too, which show oneself again, that success is neither foreseeable, nor predictable. Afterwards the album title "For Tomorrow" (2008) from Emerald Park seems like a prophetic hint on that, which should happen in the following years.
Booked as a decent result in the following year, the album experienced the approval to become a download under a free license and the collaboration of the two netlabels afmusic and 23 Seconds Records a refreshing second spring in 2010. This could've been dismissed as a mayfly, if there hadn't been the single "Reality Bites" in 2011 that started like a musical rocket with an altitute flight and landed on the iTunes sales charts within the first weeks after the release.
And so there's just to keep in mind, that indie bands from the scandinavian peninsula, as opposed to a lot of colleagues from the angloamerican language area, stand out with their light-feeted compositions sparkle seemingly without difficulty out of the speakers and caress the audience's ear canals. And so there is no need for a prophet, to predict a similar success for the upcoming single "Things" of the musical collective from malmö, which will be released on January 27th.
But not enough with this - to prove the whole world, that this songs also work on stage, EMERALD PARK will perform on January 28th on the world's largest music fair MIDEM in Cannes, in the context of the Jamendo Night and prove their skills live. And who knows, maybe some insiders will finally see, that success still is related to luck a lot, as well as to musical quality.
Emerald Park are an indie-pop outfit from Malmo, Sweden. For Tomorrow, their second album, is full of bright, catchy songs
and refreshingly free of artifice. The album doesn’t come with a built-in gimmick or a breathless press release proclaiming the band’s indie credibility. Instead, the band simply delivers 45-plus minutes of well-written, likable songs...Grade 7/10" Popmatters.com...more