“Less than a minute is all it takes for Fort Worth singer/songwriter Vincent Neil Emerson to make a powerful impression, singing of “smelling heartache on [his] breath” in Lady Luck, the first of four tracks found on his new eponymous EP.

The 22-year-old repeatedly demonstrates a flair for evoking life’s extremes — love, death — in economical, emotional language. ( “Easy to Die” even packs a heartrending twist into its three and a half minutes: “Life can be so hard/But don’t you close them eyes,” Emerson pleads.) It’s a striking collection, and one which suggests a star being born. ” – Star Telegram