Alternating between solo performances and those with her band, Rodgers' striking and penetrating voice radiates with an effortless drama like an iceberg falling apart in warmer climes. Bright Day, Emily's first proper album (following a self-released EP), is a gorgeous and intense record. If traditional folk music itself recalls rustic woodland scenes tickled with sunlight, then Bright Day is the snow that sits upon the cabins roof and weighs down the branches. The day may be bright, but it is stark and there is a chill on the wind. Rodgers breathes a beautiful desolation into her songs. The album was mixed and mastered by legendary indie producer Kramer, who has praised her music in a number of interviews, calling her "a songwriter in the classic sense of the term."