Emanuel, one of the most talented and intentional artists to emerge this year, has shared his sophomore EP Session 2: Transformation via Motown Records. “Emanuel is an incredibly introspective and emotional artist. I’m deeply moved by his captivating voice and beautiful artistry. We’re excited to welcome him to the Motown roster and help amplify his sound and message,” says Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Motown Records & EVP of Capitol Music Group, on Emanuel.
Following Emanuel’s debut EP Session 1: Disillusion released earlier this year, Session 2: Transformation celebrates the beautiful moments found within the nuanced journey of self-growth. The first experience of this narrative came with the release of the EP’s lead single “Black Woman”, a moving, celebratory ode to the resilience of Black women. Praised for Emanuel’s stirring vocals and resonating message, “Black Woman” has received international critical acclaim. Watch the official video HERE.
With the additional songs on Session 2: Transformation, Emanuel explores the yearnings of the human heart. He describes “Magazines”, the lead-off track on the EP, as “a projection of the observation that there are a lot of people who are desperate for wealth gratification and are trying to fill their broken hearts with a whole lot of nothing” while “PTH”, Emanuel’s most sensual song to date, celebrates the euphoria found in intimacy. “The song is super carnal,” he says, “but it’s also really beautiful – I hold those experiences and those moments in high regard. I wanted it to be an expression of love and about appreciating a woman’s body in that moment.”