New Music: Emily West “Bitter”

Ok, wow, Emily West. Wow.

The glamorous powerhouse singer/songwriter (and LGBT ally) from last year’s America’s Got Talent drops her first single from her upcoming debut album All For You via Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks.

All For You is now available for pre-order and will be released on August 14th.

In the video for “Bitter,” West gives you a bit of Trisha Yearwood twang with Megan Hilty glamour and power. It’s a potent combination that really is singularly Emily West.

“I liked the idea of mixing ‘everyday life’ with the ‘glamorous’ – glamorous with grit. With this, I had to take a lot of selfies and New Yorkers would shout out ‘Selfie!’ I’d get embarrassed, but ultimately making the video for ‘Bitter’ was a blast.” – Emily West

West is currently headlining a multi-city tour, and is the opening act for comedian Jay Leno. Her fall tour will begin in September.

Via press release:

Driven by her love and fear of New York City, West got on a plane, got lost on the subway, and found herself auditioning for America’s Got Talent. This gave her the opportunity to demonstrate her vulnerability and versatility to a wide audience.

As a finalist on Season 9, West won crowds over, including AGT judge Howard Stern, with re-imagined versions of songs like the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin,” Sia’s hit “Chandelier,” and Cyndi Lauper’s classic “True Colors,” all of which appear on her upcoming album, along with three original songs.

Lauper, one of West’s greatest supporters and mentors, performed “True Colors” on AGT with West, a track which resonated with fans from multiple generations.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

May 31 – Austin, TX @ Long Center (w/ Jay Leno)
June 4 – Chicago, IL @ Davenport’s Piano Bar
June 18 – Chicago, IL @ Davenport’s Piano Bar
June 25 – Chicago, IL @ Davenport’s Piano Bar
July 4 – Aurora, CO @ Aurora Municipal Center
September 23 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
September 25 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
September 26 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
October 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakotas
October 8 – Boston, MA @ Regattabar
October 9 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere

Check out the video for “Bitter” below, and after that see her on last year’s Americas Got Talent where she kills singing Sia’s “Chandelier.”

And of course, hit her up at the official website –