Following on from Sun on You, a beautiful collection of original works for piano and strings released by Decca Records in September 2018, Armstrong announces For Emma, set for release in March 2019. The EP of three new arrangements of the album track includes a vocal version written by singer-songwriter Hero Fisher.
Of the release, Armstrong said: “For Emma was originally a piano and string piece I wrote for a close friend of mine. Thanks to Lucy Pullin for introducing me to Hero [Fisher] who composed a beautiful song around the instrumental. She really created something very special.”
Fisher, born in London to Australian parents, was eager to collaborate with Armstrong again following a live performance alongside the London Contemporary Orchestra in September 2018: “’For Emma’ is such a magical and moving piece, so I was determined to rise to [the challenge]! Performing with Craig at Union Chapel was a dream and having the privilege of recording with him and spending time with him and his family was a very touching and enlightening experience.”