Emily Portman Announces New Solo Album

After a decade focusing on collaborative projects, Emily Portman is back with an inspired new solo album of original songs, planned for release in autumn 2025. This is Emily’s most stripped-back album yet, with the spotlight on her unaffected voice, sharply-observed writing, and self-accompaniment on piano and banjo. She will tour in May and Oct 2025 with an accompanist, to tie in with single releases in May and the full album in the autumn.

Central to the album are themes of magic, transformation and the search for wonder. Shape-shifting selkies and owl goddesses intertwine with relatable stories. The album’s heroines find themselves on quests for hope, freedom and belonging as they encounter challenges (both magical and mundane) from enchanted slumber to common garden misogyny.

This vividly imagined, courageous and finely-crafted album, is Emily Portman at her finest. Dreamy piano creates a perfect backdrop to Emily’s crystalline, disquieting vocals. Emily will be touring with a new accompanist in May 2025 (to tie in with single releases) and Nov 2025 (to tie in with new album).


8-24 May 2025: Tour + Single Release
4-16 November 2025: Album Launch Tour 

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