Emanuel’s meteoric rise to fame over the past year has been nothing short of a marvel. From working with the knight himself Idris Elba to being nominated for a JUNO Award, all before even releasing his first album, well that’s hella impressive if you ask us. Now the time has arrived for all of us to dive into Emanuel’s brand new record Alt Therapy, comprised of his previous singles and EPs as well as four additional tracks ‘I Need A Doctor’, ‘Detention’, ‘Hindsight’ (featuring Dylan Sinclair) and ‘I Been’ that round it out to a 12-track wonder.
These words from the enigmatic creator himself to the album more justice than we possibly can:
“Alt Therapy. It represents so many things. It is healing. Healing for those things in the past that would have us in bondage, in depression, in sadness. Those voices that told us we weren’t important. It’s gratification for the yearning in our hearts to do something great for the people of this world. These songs are stories-stories from me, about us. I believe God has been the leading benefactor. He gave me virtues and a voice. He gave me melodies that catch the ear and the soul. All of this, so that I could give a message of truth and love-filled with peace, to the world. This album is happening during this renaissance of beautiful black art in the world. I want to make my mark in this renaissance…with beautiful music…forged in countless hours of dedication and defiance to the bullshit going on. I would rather sip my favourite wine daily, then try all the world’s wines. My music is like wine that renews herself daily and is true to her flavour always.”