// Origin: Ottawa
// Genres: Pop / Adult Contemporary
// Years Active: 2015- Present
// Label: Independent
// Website: emmalamontagnemusic.com
"Having worked with numerous young artist over the last 15 years or so, I feel that Emma is one of the top talents to walk through my studio doors" - Alan Frew
"[She] has a great work ethic, ambition and drive, and is eager to learn. Emma’s mindset towards collaboration is perfect for the music industry. She is full of ideas, and yet open to suggestion." - Rob Wells
[To Emma] "Wow. That’s a strong song, great voice, love the passion I can hear in your voice. As nervous as you’re being emotional. Awesome, thank you very much. I have no comment except for wow." - Linda Perry
“The more I worked at it, the more I couldn't see myself doing anything else. So now when people ask about my backup plan I say, "I don't want a backup plan to fall on." I had all these little steps that made it feel like the right thing for me. Nothing makes me happier,”
- Emma Lamontagne
At a statuesque six-foot-one, it’s hard not to notice Ottawa singer-songwriter Emma Lamontagne but it is her emotive live performances, insightful song writing and soulful voice that has garnered her some well-deserved attention. The winner of the 2106 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest “She’s the One” competition -- a Canada-wide talent search for emerging female artists -- Emma was awarded a coveted one-single contract with Cadence Music Group (Universal). The resulting debut single “I Don’t Sleep” went on to surpass 425,000 streams on Spotify since its release in July 2017. It reached #1 on CKDJ 107.9’s WT10 and peaked at #16 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart where it continues to enjoy regular rotation.
Emma’s childhood music lessons parlayed into song writing in her early teens. Inspired by deeply personal experiences, her writing is honest and unfettered, and crafted with polished pop-infused melodies. Her natural ease on stage has already earned her many fans including noted industry influencers. She has collaborated with 5-time Juno Award Winner 5-time Canadian Classic Award Winner and Grammy Nominee Alan Frew Glass Tiger (Capitol), Robyn Dell’Unto (Fontana North) Kayla Diamond (Maple Music), and Ezra Jordan. Emma has just completed writing and recording her first album, Uncomfortable Eye Contact with multi-platinum award wining producer Rob Wells (Sony ATV).
Released in June 2019, the first track ‘Love Games’ from this debut album has already had over 96K views on YouTube and has received global press coverage, including from the UK, Sweden, and the US. The Art of Reality, a passionate stormy song centred around love at first sight, written by Emma Lamontagne, Alan Frew (Glass Tiger) and Sean Andrews dropped on October 11th along with a brand-new video directed by Rob Wells.
Uncomfortable Eye Contact was released nationwide on October 25th.
Singer songwriter pianist and guitarist Emma Lamontagne is a proud recipient of a FACTOR JSR award and an Ontario Arts Council and OMIC grant recipient. She was a finalist of the “UK Songwriting Contest 2018” in the Adult Contemporary division with her original song “All for One.”
THE ALTERNATIVE NATION
Title: Watch: Emma Lamontagne – Love Games
Author: Kevin Humphreys
Excerpt: Emma Lamontagne is definitely one to watch going forward.
BONG MINES ENTERTAINMENT
Title: Emma Lamontagne releases a music video for her “Love Games” single
Author: Zangba Thomson
Excerpt: ‘Love Games’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and lush instrumentation scented with a commercial pop aroma.
Title: PREMIERE – Emma Lamontagne releases new single, “I Don’t Sleep”
Author: Jenna Melanson
Excerpt: I highly recommend you check out this talented up & comer.
Title: I Don’t Sleep - Emma LaMontagne (sic) - I Don’t Sleep
Excerpt: The more I listen though the more I’m hooked. Her low, almost smoky voice is great. I’m looking forward to hearing more from her in the future.
Title: NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 28.06.19
Author: Chris Bound
Excerpt: Canadian frontwoman brings the same euphoric electro-pop sound as Sigrid to her latest cut
Title: Emma Lamontagne – Love games
Author: Johan Alexed
Excerpt: [translated] an instant pop song with strong melody and production. In other words, another hit for the singer.
Title: EMMA LAMONTAGNE REJECTS THE RULES ON ‘LOVE GAMES’
Author: Randy Radic
Excerpt: Lamontagne’s voice exudes lingering sumptuous sensuality [...] “Love Games” delivers delicious streaming pop flavors, burnished glossy colors, a magnetic rhythm, and the lush enticing tones of Emma Lamontagne.
Title: PREMIERE: Emma Lamontagne ditches the rules on “Love Games”
Author: Gabriel Aikins
Excerpt: [Love Games is] refreshingly honest and earnest, expressing the dating anxiety many get in a way that can empower them to stop thinking and act when they listen. [...] It’s the perfect visualization of how these apps and rules can make people feel trapped.