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    The only place online to order physical copies of Emma Ballantine's latest EP, Tourist. The five-track CD comes in a cardboard sleeve with hand-drawn artwork by Studio Mothership.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tourist via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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I was born in September when the leaves were turning brown
Halfway between the summer and the wintertime
And that may be why I never make up my mind, who knows?

I loved a man who tried but didn’t know how
And I loved a man who often let me down
And that may be why I never throw my heart around

Cause I would like to know why
Why we never learn anything in time to be wise
And in your case, I never learn at all
I just fall and fall and fall

Well if you saw the girl I am in front of you now
You’d think of something better you could say
So I’ll take this as your final bid
A better thing I never did than walk away


When I go, I hope they say that I was brave
Whatever heartache caution could have saved
Let them say that I was hopeful
Whatever hand I played


from Tourist, released July 24, 2015
Written and performed by Emma Ballantine

Produced by: Peter Waterman
Mixed by: Warren Bassett
Mastered by: Warren Bassett, Mike Hillier
Recorded at: Monnow Valley, Liscombe Park
Recorded by: Liam Ross, Curtis ElVidge

Vocals: Emma Ballantine, Elisa Jeffrey
Guitar: Emma Ballantine, Fernando Sanchez
Bass: John Rixon
Cello: Asha McCarthy



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Emma Ballantine UK

Emma Ballantine is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in North London. An established and popular artist on the UK and European live scenes, her melodic lines and insistent hooks have picked up support from BBC 6 Music and a range of London radio stations, with Resonance FM describing her as “a unique voice among modern songwriters”. ... more

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