Reviews Emmy The Great S EP

Emmy The Great

S EP

Creating the most welcoming introduction that you're likely to hear this year, S opener "Swimming Pool" features haunting, echoing synthesisers that sound like a distorted church organ, while Wild Beasts' bassist Tom Fleming's vocal timbre compliments the ethereal quality of the song. Musing on the perils of engaging with other people on "Social Halo", Emmy sings "You and your friends you come close/Real close/I think that you might be laughing at me", swaddled in dizzyingly dream-like chords. It sounds more like a pin-point observation rather than a typical sad song. The song is awash with such shimmering production that it is a startling and immediately enthralling listen.

Emma-Lee Moss's S EP looks away from the insular focus of her previous recordings and offers an invigorating exploration of her engaging with the world. Moving away from the acoustic leanings of her albums, S is a captivating record enveloped in delicate synths and lush arrangements. S is a new arena for Emmy, with the Europop euphoria of "Solar Panels" and the gentle aggression of "Somerset" solidifying her new direction. If this is merely the starting point, then there are clearly great things to come.

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