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Emmy The Great previews upcoming album with third single "A Window/O'Keeffe"

02 September 2020, 16:13 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Emmy The Great has shared new song "A Window/O’Keeffe" as the third single from her forthcoming LP April / 月音.

"A Window/O'Keeffe" follows on from earlier singles "Mary" and "Dandelions/Liminal".

Emmy The Great says of her latest release, ""A Window/ O'Keeffe" was written about my last summer living in Brooklyn. I’d just travelled to China for the first time and had a moment in a temple, and the entire summer I would only wear ‘lucky’ colours - royal yellow, dusty orange, or the red that scares away ghosts. It was a summer of bright sun and dizzying freedom, the kind that only happens when your life is about to change. The city was a film set of burst fire hydrants and music playing constantly from open windows."

She continues, "On the grass outside my apartment, people documented their lives on their phones, and I walked through their videos on my way to meet friends. The world was shifting, and maybe we didn't always like where it was going, but it was summer now, and we were together. When I finished the song in Hong Kong that October, the colours of an O'Keeffe exhibit I'd been to see at the Brooklyn museum had seeped into my memories of that time. In many ways, this song is about colour, though it's also about the friendship between women, something I leaned on as I moved into the next phase of my life."

Emma-Lee Moss, aka Emmy The Great, 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."

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

"A Window/O'Keeffe" 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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