English indie-pop/folk singer-songwriter, Emmy The Great, recently released her latest single “Dandelions/Liminal” off her forthcoming fourth full-length studio album, April /月音, slated for release on October 9, via Bella Union. According to a press release, her latest musical offering is described as “…a song about being OK with uncertainty and learning to co-exist with your own sorrow and the sorrows of the world.”
Emmy The Great (born Emma-Lee Moss) has recorded and released three studio album and a handful of EP’s including 2015’s S. Moss’ discography includes her critically acclaimed 2009 debut First Love, her equally praised sophomore 2011 follow-up Virtue and her latest release 2016’s Second Love, via Bella Union. All of Moss albums come from very personal places in the singer’s life and her music speaks for itself with its beautifully poetic reverence. Her latest single is no different, “Dandelions/Liminal” confidently seizes the day persevering on the path of uncertainty. The upbeat throwback production sways gracefully to the melodic tune backed by Moss’ sweet angelic vocals. To listen to Emmy The Great’s “Dandelions/Liminal” stream below, via YouTube.
Speaking in regards to the genesis behind her forthcoming album, April /月音, according to the aforementioned press release, Moss recounts the significance of where she recorded her latest musical offering and her collaborators:
“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 atomization 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.”