EMMY THE GREAT shares new single ‘Algorithm’ // UK tour announced for March
EMMY THE GREAT unveils her new single ‘Algorithm’
Ahead of the release of her much anticipated third album ‘Second Love’, due 11th March on Bella Union, EMMY THE GREAT has unveiled her new single ‘Algorithm‘, a lovestruck bio-mechanic balladry that “encapsulates the feeling behind the whole album” according to Emmy.
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In other news, Emmy The Great will be embarking on an extensive UK tour throughout March beginning in Oxford on the day of the release of ’Second Love’. All dates below…
Friday 11th March – Academy 2, OXFORD
Saturday 12th March – Bodega, NOTTINGHAM
Sunday 13th March – Cluny, NEWCASTLE
Tuesday 15th March – Stereo, GLASGOW
Wednesday 16th March – Belgrave Music Hall, LEEDS
Friday 18th March – Thekla, BRISTOL
Saturday 19th March – Temple, BIRMINGHAM
Sunday 20th March – Band On the Wall, MANCHESTER
Tuesday 22nd March – Arts Centre, NORWICH
Wednesday 23rd March – Joiners, SOUTHAMPTON
Thursday 24th March – Islington Assembly Hall, LONDON
‘Second Love’ is released on Friday 11th March on Bella Union. PRE-ORDER now on iTunes
Acoustic guitars step into harmonies like dappled sunlight, distant sirens flicker and synthesisers echo. “It’s about searching for meaning in the noise,” Emma-Lee Moss says of Algorithm. “It encapsulates the feeling behind the whole album.” There is a distinct nod to her debut First Love, in terms of the storytelling that first impressed her lyrical and emotional dexterity upon so many. But on Second Love, Emma-Lee Moss delves into the chambers of a human heart ever-connected to the glare of a nearby screen.
The new album follows January 2015’s S EP, which featured BBC 6 Music playlisted single ‘Swimming Pool’ and introduced us to the transition in Emma’s songwriting. Previous recordings have been introspective, reflecting the deepest concerns and confines of her own mind, now she looks outwards.
Written in cities – Salt Lake City, Tokyo, Hong Kong, LA, New York and London – during an itinerant period in Emmy’s life, her new songs track the resulting personal changes and explore the new world around us, filtered through technology.
“In 2013, in LA, I was optimistic about the world changing and rapidly advancing, but over time the optimism gave way to something more complex and fearful. Technology and ideas which seemed entirely positive now feel equally as dangerous,” Emma muses.
“In all the uncertainty,” she continues, “I couldn’t say for sure whether this is Utopia or Dystopia or something in between, but for some reason it only made me more certain of one thing: that, wherever we’re heading, we’re going to need music, and we’re going to need love. ‘Second Love’ not only helped me reach this conclusion, it led me to almost every good thing that has happened to me in the last three years.”
A singer-songwriter gifted with a rare idiosyncratic charm, Emmy The Great released debut album First Love to critical acclaim in 2009 with follow up Virtue (2011) winning equally impressive plaudits. Songs that walk the line between heartbreaking fragility and bold, wit-laden observations on the human condition continue to enthrall all who hear them. Her keen observational eye has no doubt contributed to her recent success as a writer, with regular contributions to Vice and The Guardian.
The roll call of talent enlisted to assist Emmy The Great’s new albums is as impressive as the vision itself. Produced by Dave McCracken (Oh Land/ Beyonce) & Ludwig Goransson (Haim/ Childish Gambino), and mixed by Neil Comber (MIA), the album features musicians from far and wide, including Tom Fleming (Wild Beasts), Leo Abrahams (Pulp/ Brian Eno), Simon Oscroft (MXTHER), Henry Kwapis, O Karmina, Du Blonde (aka Beth Jeans Houghton), Nick Trepka (Speech Debelle), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots), Gabriel Bruce, and her brother Robin Moss, with writer and broadcaster Jon Ronson authoring the album’s liner notes.