Emmy The Great shares new album details

Emmy The Great discusses "Algorithm". Announces US Tour.

Ahead of the release of her third album Second Love, out March 11th via Bella Union, Emmy The Great talks about her new single ‘Algorithm.’ From Emma-Lee Moss:”It’s about searching for meaning in the noise,� Emma-Lee Moss says of ‘Algorithm’. “It encapsulates the feeling behind the whole album.”

Opening track “Swimming Pool” this year’s S EP – set the tone. Sketched out in Asian cities during a tour, and competed in a North London studio in the summer of 2012, its undulating grace became a sound Emma spent “three years trying to chase.” 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.”

Enlisted to assist Emmy The Great’s new albums: 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.

Emmy The Great – Second Love

1. Swimming Pool (feat. Tom Fleming)
2. Less Than Three
3. Algorithm
4. Hyperlink
5. Constantly
6. Social Halo
7. Never Go Home
8. Dance w. Me
9. Phoenixes
10. Shadowlawns
11. Part of Me
Lost in You

US Tour Dates
Feb 23 – Boston, MA – Cafe 939
Feb 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Feb 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
Feb 27 – Washington, DC – DC9
Mar 1 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Mar 2 – Seattle, WA – Barbosa
Mar 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Mar 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar