House of Cards (2011) is about the walls between people. It's about that intoxicating feeling as emotions build and the ache when things fall apart.

The album was made possible thanks to the Arts Foundation fellowship for songwriting.

'When I realised I felt a small pang of jealousy for how good one of these songwriters is - that was when I knew I'd found my winner.'

(Arts Foundation Judge Vashti Bunyan).

Acoustic Magazine celebrated the album declaring that:

 

"In the grand tradition of acoustic singer/songwriters, Emily Baker has lessons for us all…"