After the success of Emme Lentino’s recent hit Some Other Girl, a spell-binding country-driven pop-rock song that generated a lot of interest at radio and media everywhere, the New Zealand music artist has just released Last Christmas, a big-sounding reworking of that much- loved George Michael 80s classic.
Originally from Oregon, US, Emme’s strident version of Last Christmas manages to keep the spark of the original, without forgoing any of her own personal touches and stylistic qualities.
Emme’s version is an exciting interpretation, retaining the song’s melodic sophistication and strength, of course, yet giving it a magnified and impassioned supercharged quality; Emme’s expressive and commanding vocal. Last Christmas is a great testament to this multi-faceted singer-songwriter, musician, film producer, and actor’s notable, burgeoning career.
Emme is no stranger to excelling in various artistic mediums, over the years Emme’s tracks have been featured in several daytime television shows including ABC’s One Life to Live and All My Children and she has also performed in a successful off-Broadway production as well as collaborating with DJ/producer Vasili Gavre, writing, recording and performing a song that was included in the Victoria’s Secret national BIOFIT campaign.
‘‘Emme’s version is an exciting interpretation, retaining the song’s melodic sophistication and strength, of course, yet giving it a magnified and impassioned supercharged quality;
Emme’s song catalogue has attracted airplay worldwide in all continents with her voice earning her early comparisons to Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, and Gwen Stefani. It is often a daunting task to redo such a celebrated piece of music, but Emme’s Last Christmas takes the iconic song to surprising places, utilising a smooth flowing mix of styles including country, pop, and rock; all the while maintaining the heart and soul of this beloved track.
Emme Lentino’s reinterpretation offers an entertaining slice of silly season cheer, one that recognizes the nostalgic elements of such a big song yet doesn’t rely on it for its radiance. Last Christmas is sure to be one of this year’s festive holiday smashes.
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