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Emmy the Great Finds Unity Through Isolation With ‘Part of Me’

From the forthcoming 'Second Love,' due March 11

Four years has lapsed since British singer/songwriter Emmy the Great’s last record, 2012’s Virtue, but she hasn’t stopped creating since. Emmy, a.k.a. Emma-Lee Moss, made her debut with the softly melodic First Love, released in 2009, and has since put out multiple EPs, most recently 2015’s S. Her third album — from which she’s already released singles “Dance W Me” and “Algorithm” — Second Love is due March 11 via Bella Union. Recorded during her moves between London, Los Angeles, and New York, the work as a whole expresses themes of changing landscapes and isolation. Emmy states of her inspiration:

I’ve always felt that records are supposed to be “records” of your life when you made them. The entire album from ‘Swimming Pool’ to the final mix took around three years, and in this time my life progressed in previously unimaginable ways. I lived in three cities, I was single, I fell in love, made friends, new life came into my family and I found out what it is to be a stranger and to begin again.

Her latest single, “Part of Me,” is an uplifting challenge to her biting isolation. Over ever-changing piano chords and quiet bass, Emmy’s gentle vocals sing of togetherness: “You are a part of me, your heart is a part of me.”

Stream “Part of Me” below, and pre-order Second Love here.

Second Love tracklist:
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”
12. “Lost in You”

Emmy The Great 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