Of course we are all about the alt-country and the twang, but, as regular readers will have noticed we also have great admiration for the folk-inspired and the off-mainstream rock. And harps. Both types. Joanna Newsom, Robin Williamson, Maeve Gilchrist, Máire Ní Chathasaigh – all great, and here’s a new one for that list. ‘Island‘ is the first single off Emilie Kahn’s new album ‘Outro‘ which is released on February 22nd on Secret City Records. It’s the gentlest track off the album, and sounds like a break-up song, but there’s more to it according to Emilie Kahn who says “I think as women we are often made to feel like we should be in competition with each other, something I’ve always felt in the music industry; I wrote “Island” about that feeling of isolation that comes with worrying that you may never be special enough“.