This month’s video comes from an artist who now calls Toronto home, but we hope she holds Guelph dear. “Gemini” builds so beautifully. We love how we’re introduced to Worley’s captivating voice—accompanying a single guitar—then having additional instruments join us as we journey through the song.
By GAC Staff member Preetam Sengupta
Each month (well, we try) we’ll feature a video from one of Guelph’s musical community members. If you’re a musician and have a video you’d like us to feature, please send a YouTube link our way along with a short bio.
This month’s video comes from an artist who now calls Toronto home, but we hope she holds Guelph dear. “Gemini” builds so beautifully. We love how we’re introduced to Worley’s captivating voice—accompanying a single guitar—then having additional instruments join us as we journey through the song. The video itself is shot on Kodak film, which really fits the music, and the whole thing feels more like a short film than a music video, akin to what people may remember having watched on Bravo some years ago when they had music programming. Be prepared to listen to this one a few times just to appreciate the song, the story, the artist, the arrangement, and the production. It’s quite the package.
Hailing from Guelph, Ontario, and now residing in Toronto, Emma Worley spent many years dedicated to a career as an emerging visual artist. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Worley garnered attention for her sculpture/installation work through exhibitions, installations, and residencies at various high-profile institutions. However, despite her burgeoning success in the visual-arts world, Worley found herself compulsively drawn towards creating the material that would become her debut album, Sentimentalist. Pulling from lived experience, triumph, heartbreak, and everything in between, the wisdom and grace of this collection is telling of Worley’s dedication to relatable storytelling and emotional finesse.
You can learn more about Emma Worley at www.emmaworley.ca, which includes a tab that will tell you that she has a live show coming up at Silence on Friday, October 28th, if you’re interested in checking that out. You may also purchase Emma’s music on Bandcamp, where more of your music dollars will go into artists’ pockets should you make a purchase on Friday, November 4th. For now, we hope you’ll unwind with “Gemini”.