Emma’s Imagination - Stand Still
- Chris Cope
- 3 January 2011
Dumfries singer and winner of Must Be The Music sets course for pop success
Emma Gillespie has been on a journey fit for any Hollywood narrative, from busking on the Glasgow streets to TV talent show victory (she won Sky’s Must Be The Music) and subsequent major label deal. Her debut album, under the guise of Emma’s Imagination, offers less heart-swelling twists and turns but still manages to end up a notably worthwhile listen.
Opener ‘This Day’ proves that perhaps dainty pop is Gillespie’s most profitable avenue but ‘Puddy Muddle’, a quirky, smoothed-out dose of hypnotism, shows there can indeed be vibrancy in the mellow. There’s often little to be said for TV talent shows but it might have just given birth to Scotland’s next big hope.