Australian-born singer/songwriter Emily O’Halloran is a poet, nomad, observer and a seeker of truth whose boundless, picturesque adventures and, most importantly, the myriad of people and places she’s encountered along the way, inevitably led to creating her own melancholy, gimlet-eyed, yet soulful brand of music. Her debut album “Morphine & Cupcakes,” is a throwback to when the LP was a musical journey not a collection of singles.
Emily left home at the age of 14, where she had lived an “unconventional, yet idyllic, upbringing” on a hippie commune, with a childhood filled with music, bush dancing and playing alongside the community band “The Diddly-Dit Band”. O’Halloran then began her adventure hitchhiking across the continent, from the colorful Northern capital of Darwin, to the desolate island of Tasmania. O’Halloran’s travels eventually brought her to New York City, where she remained for 2 1/2 years, reciting her poetry in coffee houses in Greenwich Village, performing inside subway stations, outside the famed Chelsea Hotel, and other mainstays of a quintessentially Bohemian lifestyle.