Emily Rodgers Shares “Down”

Emily Rodgers shares her LP I Will Be Gone, out now on Kramer’s revived label, Shimmy-Disc and Joyful Noise Recordings. The music video for “Down” is also out today, which Scene Point Blank dubbed “striking” and praised how it “does compliment the song exceedingly well.”

I Will Be Gone, which represents a collaboration between Emily Rodgers, her husband/guitarist Erik Cirelli and legendary producer Kramer, with whom she has worked for over a decade, was written and recorded in just six days. While the title track, “I Will Be Gone,” was fully formed before Kramer arrived, the rest of the album was written and recorded in Emily and Erik’s attic in Pittsburgh, utilizing lyrics by Emily and music by Erik. In addition to mixing, mastering, and producing the album, Kramer also serves as vocalist, bassist, pianist, and arranger, and the record belies an immediacy that is reflective of the time-limited nature of the recording process. Emily, Erik and Kramer plan to continue to write and record albums in this fashion, once the pandemic has passed and it is possible to be together again.