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Emmy The Great announces new album with lead single "Dandelions/Liminal"

07 July 2020, 10:51 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Emmy The Great is back with news of her first album in four years April / 月音, and has shared the lead single "Dandelions/Liminal".

"Dandelions/Liminal" is the first new outing from Emmy The Great since 2017's "Mahal Kita" song.

The track is about learning to coexist with your own sorrow and the sorrow of the world, and learning to live with uncertainty.

Emmy The Great, aka Emma-Lee Moss, writes of her new album, "The album was recorded over two weeks in February 2018 in the Creamery in Greenpoint. It’s the fastest record I’ve ever made, which is ironic because its release was later delayed to accommodate a year’s maternity leave. I produced it with Bea Artola and Dani Markham, who was in my US band and also played drums. Jeffrey Fettig, our guitarist, also engineered, and the rest of the players were mostly friends as well as musical collaborators. These sessions became a kind of goodbye, and I left New York for Hong Kong permanently a few weeks after they finished."

She adds, "I’ll never know why the city called me back, but I know what it gave me. In return, I want to give it this album. That Mid-Autumn, nobody could have predicted what was to come, neither the atomisation that began with the anti-Extradition Law protests in June 2019, nor the struggle for democracy that continues now, through the Covid-19 pandemic. To witness your birth city in its greatest moment of need is a powerful, humbling event, and I know I watched Hong Kong’s destiny shift into something turbulent and uncertain. I’m glad I recorded what I felt there, during a precious, peaceful time, when life was so good that all I had to do was trust the moon. May it be just one small piece of witness among many, and may the voices of Hong Kong never stop speaking, and asking to be heard."

April / 月音 will follow on from Emmy The Great's 2016 LP Second Love.


  1. Mid-Autumn / 月音
  2. Writer
  3. Dandelions / Liminal
  4. Chang-E
  5. A Window / O'Keeffe
  6. Okinawa / Ubud
  7. Your Hallucinations
  8. Mary
  9. Hollywood Road / April
  10. Heart Sutra
"Dandelions/Liminal" is out now. Emmy The Great's April / 月音 album lands via Bella Union on 9 October, and is available to pre-order now.
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