Emma Hearne

Emma Hearne from Johannesburg in South Africa is the alt-folk duo of Emma Hearne and Sarah.

Emma Hearne - alt-folk from South Africa

Emma Hearne

There is a hauntingly beautiful resonance that filters into the room on listening to Emma Hearne as the guitar weaves its way intricately around the corners, exploring every space.


As regular readers know I often rave about how piano or violin adds a sonorous depth to compositions, equally a softly played guitar where the scratches of chord shifts can be clearly distinguished adds a connectivity that you just don’t want to end. Folk influences are combined with local beats to afford an out-put that inveigles into the head the longer played.

Alongside the guitars a keyboard adds a lustre to the sound which captivates the ears. Tracks appear with or without vocal and each is replete as stands, which is a testament to a creator who appreciates less often means more.

Emma Hearne create music that demands the listener stops other activity to gain maximum value and spending time with the lights down low without distraction, is time well spent.

In a genre of music that I rarely find much interest I raise my hat to Emma Hearne and long may the songs continue.

A couple of tracks – one without vocal the other with voice.

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