Here it Comes marks the beginning of Emma’s career with her former bandmates and features the first of three names the band used over the years: Emma Jo and the Poets Down Here. (Fun fact: “the poets down here” is a reference to Bruce Springsteen’s song “Jungleland.”)
At the time of recording, all of the band members were still in their teenage years. Emma Jo called it lyric-driven rock and roll. Every song features her signature hooks that stay in your head for days and the raw excitement of a band still searching for its sound.
- The members of the Poets Down Here were Emma Jo, Brett Cox, Garrett Cox, and Kyle Scheel. The lineup never changed, even through two name changes.
- Emma Jo wrote “Reminiscing” with her mom – it was about the decline of Emma’s grandmother due to dementia.
- The release party for Here it Comes was held at the Trouser Mouse in Blue Springs, Missouri. Max Jury was the opening act.
- The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gary Gray at Moonpie Studios.
- Album photography was taken by Emma’s sister Sheena in Strasburg, Missouri.
- “Here it Comes” and “In the End” were reworked for Emma Jo’s 2018 album, Brave.