Having remained largely silent since the release of her highly-praised LP 'Second Love' in 2016, singer and songwriter Emma-Lee Moss aka Emmy The Great has now returned to announce the details of her next studio album.
The new full-length 'April / 月音' is being previewed by the new lead single 'Dandelions/Liminal', and is set to be released on the 9th October via Bella Union.
Speaking about her new release, she said, "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.
"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."
Have a listen to 'Dandelions/Liminal' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'April / 月音' Tracklist:
Mid-Autumn / 月音
Dandelions / Liminal
A Window / O'Keeffe
Okinawa / Ubud
Hollywood Road / April