Emma Houton

Emma Houton is a New York City based vocalist and electronic musician who composes using electronic loops. They draw inspiration from folk songs and the turbulence of daily life, and are interested in pushing the boundaries of the human voice and creating a completely immersive sonic experience.

Their debut album 'The Bath' is out now on Trapped Animal; composed after an ethnographic study into Emma's Irish folk song roots and recorded as part of their senior thesis in electronic music, Emma originally wrote The Bath as a piece for eight voices to be performed live. Due to the COVID pandemic, she ended up recording all eight parts alone in their childhood bedroom, mixing and producing it themselves.

"Emma Houton has delivered one of the year’s most singular albums." - The Irish Times

"a hypnotic, beautiful and slightly eerie world...a magical introduction to a songwriter who isn’t quite like anyone else you’ve ever heard before." - For The Rabbits

“Brims with escapism and a sort of enchantment” - High Clouds

"...voluminous layers interlocking into something akin to the feeling of plunging into placid, still water"
- Beats Per Minute