Emily Barker confessors her love for caffeine as she embarks on the first in a series of coffee-insired videos! The first is a cover of Peggy Lee’s Black Coffee which Emily explained the background to:
“I first heard ‘Black Coffee’ sung by KD Lang on her record ‘Shadowland’. This album was one of my parent’s faves so subsequently we had it playing a lot in our car on family holidays. It’s a fantastic song and I’ve since also fallen in love with Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald’s versions. There’s one slightly dubious line in the song, which I guess shows it’s age: “A woman is born to weep and fret, to stay at home and tend her oven”…but maybe the original was intended to be sarcastic? I certainly hope so! Hope you enjoy my version anyway.”
The video was filmed at Square Mile Coffee Roasters, an east-London based specialist coffee roastery. It was filmed and edited by Ben Morse.
Emily was Folk Radio UK’s Artist of the Month in July this year. Read our review of her latest release Dear River here. She is currently on her way to Nashville to perform on their AmericanaFest stage thanks to BBC Introducing.