Released: 9th February 2004.
Emma's last album, "A Girl Like Me", was a little disappointing, so will "Free Me" fare a little better?
The new songs don't differ too much, and most follow the smooth strings and sleek vocals, with nothing immediatley catching your attention.
The title track sets the mellow scene, which is broken straight away by "Maybe", the only track that doesn't follow the album's ultra accessible theme. It's more up-tempo 1960s Motown than anything else on here.
"Crickets Sing For Annamaria" is a slighlty Latin-tinged number, with lyrics you'll be lucky to capture without looking at the booklet inside. Make the most of it though, as it stretches just over two minutes.
The rest of the album is pretty dim, save "Tommorrow", destined for Christmas success.
"Free Me" doesn't break any barriers, but it's a standard effort from a promising artist.