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Emmy the Great - April / 月音 [LP]

Bella Union

  • £25.20

Format: LP
Catalogue No.: BELLA1080V
Release Date: 9th October 2020
Genre: Indie

 Emmy The Great announces her new solo album ‘April / 月 音’ via Bella Union.
 “My story begins with the moon. In September 2017, I travelled to Hong Kong from New York, where I’d lived for three years, for the Mid-Autumn festival. I was planning to visit my parents and take some time off to write my fourth album. I arrived in time for the full moon - Chang-E’s moon - at a time of year when the heat breaks and the city seems alive with possibility.
 “That Spring, I’d visited China and accidentally become somewhat fluent in Cantonese again, though the goal had been to speak Mandarin. I was there for a music residency, and had expected to feel an instant click. Instead, I realised that Hong Kong had an identity quite separate from the Mainland, and with my mother tongue reinstated, I was beginning to come to terms with that identity being a part of mine. This was tough - I was born in Hong Kong but I’ve always felt complicated about it.
 “Still, that Mid-Autumn, everything felt simple. Under the guidance of the moon, I walked the city - its neon-lit alleyways, its escalators and mountain paths. For a brief, precious moment, I fell into synch with Hong Kong. I felt
its complex legacy and its tangled future. I felt the sorrow, alive in the buzz of neon and the drips of air-conditioner units, of a city caught between two destinies. It was twenty years since the Handover and the beginning of
‘One Country, Two Systems’. Everywhere I went, I saw people seeking to define their shared identity before it was too late. I hope some of that spirit has found its way into the songs, which were mostly written during that time.”
 LP pressed on 180g vinyl with digital download code and lyric poster.

Tracklisting:
Mid-Autumn/ 月音
Writer
Dandelions/Liminal
Chang-E
A Window/O'Keeffe
Okinawa/Ubud
Your Hallucinations
Mary
Hollywood Road/April
Heart Sutra

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