Last year, Emily King released her third studio album, Scenery. Today, fans get to hear a new acoustic version of one of its songs, “Teach You,” now featuring Sara Bareilles. Their new recording of the song will appear on Emily’s upcoming acoustic album, Sides, out next week on January 17th.
Emily King’s original recording of “Teach You” is breezy and sweet, rich instrumentation adding dynamism. It’s a new take on love songs, Emily asking if she must explain love to someone who’s never felt it. She describes the ways people in love treat each other and spend time together.
On the new acoustic version with Sara Bareilles, the pair are accompanied by acoustic guitars. As Emily sings the first verse, Sara sings high harmonies, emphasizing how delicate the song is. The chorus adds in extra instruments, strings creating more movement and romanticism. Sara takes the lead on the second verse before returning to harmonies on the repeated chorus. It’s a lovely recording that we’ll be listening to a lot in the coming months.
Listen to Emily King and Sara Bareilles in their acoustic recording of “Teach You”:
You can stream or download the acoustic version of “Teach You” from all the major music providers here. The track will appear on Emily King’s new acoustic album, Sides, out January 17th.
Sara + Emily = Good Music
As fans of either musician will know, this isn’t the first time Emily and Sara have worked together. Emily performed as the opener for Sara on her 2014 Little Black Dress tour. The setup worked so well that last year, Emily again opened for Sara, this time on her Amidst The Chaos tour.
Here’s a recording of their performance in Paso Robles, CA on October 27, 2019:
Enjoy Emily and Sara’s new acoustic version of “Teach You,” and be sure to hear all of Sides upon its release on January 17th. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.