Musician Emily King is living proof that if you want to change your mind (and your art), the best thing you can do is change your scenery.

Why you should listen

After more than 10 years as a professional musician, pop-soul singer Emily King left her native New York City and moved upstate, where she built a studio and recorded her 2019 album Scenery. She was nominated for a Grammy for her debut LP, self-released a follow-up album that included the smash hit "Distance" and has completed several world tours and TV appearances. She has also toured supporting artists such as the Alabama Shakes, Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5 and John Legend.

King grew up in a household dominated by music. The daughter of a singing jazz duo and sister to a multi-talented musician, she learned the trade at home, forgoing formal training, and often accompanied her parents on tour. She still holds onto her jazz and urban roots while challenging herself to tap into new reserves of self confidence, challenges and adventures.

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Daring, bold, systems-disrupting change requires big dreams and an even bigger vision. For Session 5 of TED2020, the Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, highlighted bold plans for social change from Southern New Hampshire University, SIRUM, BRAC, Harlem Children’s Zone, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Project CETI and One Acre Fund. From aiding […]

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