Emily Callacher is one of the many folk singer-songwriters kicking around the local traps. Formerly of local outfit, Marshmallow Skies, if truth be told, both Callacher and her former band were very much unknown quantities to us.
That was until a miserably Wednesday night in early December when Callacher’s debut single, Run, dropped into our mitts.
Run is an eardrum tickling summery pop number in every sense. With a loose blues riff that will have you humming for hours on end alongside an equally saccharine melody, Callacher sings, “You better run run run, run for your life/You better hop, skip, jump over the knife.”
It’s clever in its simplicity, with Callacher carving out a raw lo-fi quality that many artists around Liverpool barely adopt these days. It’s proven quite the ruse for Callacher on Run, whereby the songstress has fallen into a niche of sorts.
Releasing Run on Boxing Day was a bit of a strange one to us, however in times of need, Run definitely provides that ray of sunlight we are all yearning for in these ridiculously odd times.
With her E.P. set for release later this year, Callacher could very well hold the key to our summer.
We can only hope.
Run is out now via Big Condo Records.