Emily Kinney is an actor, singer, song-writer, and poet. She grew up in a small town in Nebraska and moved to New York City to pursue acting and music: first working at coffee shops, and off-broadway shows before landing a role on Broadway in Spring Awakening.
Emily is probably best known for her role as Beth Green on AMC’s hit tv show The Walking Dead. Her musical and writing talents continue to be featured in the show even after leaving the show. Most recently, Emily wrote “The Turtle and The Monkey” which was performed by the character Beta’s fictional band in Season 10.
Currently, Emily can be seen on Netflix in the 2020 series, Messiah.
Other notable acting roles include lead characters in ABC shows Conviction, Ten Days in the Valley and Hallmark Channel’s Love on the Sidelines as well as supporting roles on television shows like Masters of Sex, The Knick, The Big C, The Good Wife, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and others.
Back In 2011, Emily released her first EP, Blue Toothbrush. Since, Emily has released four albums, Expired Love, This is War, Oh Jonathan and most recently The Supporting Character. This is War charted on the Billboard 200 and lead to a 31-date national tour which ended with two sold out shows at The Troubadour.
Emily’s has previously written for Backstage and her poetry has been published in Darling magazine.
Emily lives in East LA and is currently filming a Christmas movie for Lifetime. She is set to release her fifth full length album, SWIM TEAM and her first full length book of poetry, Little Earthquakes in 2023. She also is the host of a popular podcast, My Caffeine Withdrawal where she interviews and has coffee with her favorite bands such as Cold War Kids, Phantogram, and many others.
There’s a sly wink to Evangeline’s debut EP, Fuzzy, a bit of self-deprecation and sardonic humor that’s baked right into the title.
“I mean, Fuzzy sounds pretty stupid when you first hear it,” she explains. “But honestly, that word has always broken my heart. It actually means ‘distressed to the point of softness, difficult to perceive clearly or understand and explain precisely.’ I really wanted these songs to sound carefree and for the instrumentation and production to be as warm as possible, but I wrote them over the last three years about emotions and relationships that weathered me, feelings I had difficulty explaining clearly in the moment, years that made me soft.”
Recorded with producer Dillon Casey (Weyes Blood), Fuzzy is a raw, honest, and utterly addictive dose of alt-pop from a storyteller committed to baring it all in a search for clarity and purpose. The songs are dreamy and inviting, offering up shimmering sonic mirages that belie their true emotional depths, and the production is similarly complex and nuanced, layering analog and digital elements into disarmingly beautiful soundscapes that manage to feel both modern and timeless all at once. Add it all up and you’ve got a stunningly vulnerable, deceptively bright collection that’s as witty as it is poignant, a remarkable debut that lands somewhere between Whitney and Julia Jacklin as it playfully explores heartbreak and healing and all the confusing contradictions that come with it.