Meet Actress and Singer-Songwriter Emmy Rossum
You may know Emmy Rossum from the movies Mystic River and The Day After Tomorrow or from television’s Shameless which airs on Showtime. And if you’re a Phantom fan, you probably saw her in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, for which she received critical acclaim. You may not know, however, that she also has a recording career as a singer-songwriter!
Her newest album, “Sentimental Journey“, will be officially released on January 29th. It’s a collection of classic covers that takes listeners through the American songbook. Each song on the album also represents a month in the year.
“Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month,” Emmy explained. “Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months.”
I wasn’t completely familiar with all of Emmy’s song choices for this album, but there were a couple that I knew. The one that jumped off the track list for me was “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”. I hadn’t heard it in years but I’ve always loved that song. I had mostly heard the song done in very bluesy ways in the past but Emmy’s version is more jazzy, a little bit like slowed down ragtime.
Complete Track List
- “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
- “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
- “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
- “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
- “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
- “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
- “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
- “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
- “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
- “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
- “Things” (Bobby Darin)
- “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
You can catch Emmy on Access Hollywood Live on January 25th where she’ll be performing a track. She’ll also be a guest on Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on February 6th. Below is a video of one of her new tracks, “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” so you can get a sneak peek!
Did you know Emmy Rossum could sing? What’s your favorite track from the album?
I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.