Record Release: Emmy The Great

9 Feb

Emmy The Great
Emmy The Great is the moniker, euphemism, or boisterous claim (depending on how you look at it) of Emma Lee-Moss.  I have been looking forward to the release of her debut full length album First Love for only about a month or two now… but I can assure you it felt longer.  The refreshingly simple pop music is made irresistible by Emmy’s wonderfully unassuming use of language.  Her lyrics are hit-you-over-the-head-with-a-book smart, while still being relatable and endearing.  

My first introduction to her greatness was the video for the eponymous first single, that is itself a nice compliment to her songwriting.  Equally simple the video relies on one homemade set with swing drops and light bulbs for its special effects.  It reminds me of the feeling you would have if the best play of your life was witnessed in your best friends basement, in spite, or perhaps because, of its humility.  Which is rather how I feel about the artist as well.  At any rate here’s the video with a special cheers to Leonard Cohen fans.

Emmy is playing a release show tonight at the Arts Centre in Norwich which is nowhere close to me on the globe but if it happens to be near you… Go!


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