Emily King is the biracial daughter of accomplished jazz singers/composers Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti. Due to their similar backgrounds, King is compared sometimes to the singer Alicia Keys.
Her debut album, East Side Story 2007; it gets it’s title gets it’s from New York City’s Lower East Side, where King was raised.
“I’ve been singing since I was a young kid,” she said, going on to state that despite both her parents being singers, she wasn’t pressured to follow in their footsteps as a vocalist. “I just always kind of knew. Something in my heart said that’s going to be it.”
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