Emmy The Great has announced that her new solo album ‘April / 月音’ will be released on 9th October via Bella Union. The first single ‘Dandelions / Liminal’ is available now.

The album was inspired by a trip to Hong Kong back in 2017, and although recorded in February 2018 the release has been delayed until now to accommodate a year’s maternity leave. A few weeks after recording the album in New York, Emmy, aka Emma-Lee Moss moved back to her birthplace Hong Kong permanently.

Speaking about the move, Moss said:

“I’ll never know why the city called me back, but I know what it gave me. In return, I want to give it this album.”

adding that since her move

“nobody could have predicted what was to come, neither the atomisation that began with the anti-Extradition Law protests in June 2019, nor the struggle for democracy that continues now, through the Covid-19 pandemic. To witness your birth city in its greatest moment of need is a powerful, humbling event, and I know I watched Hong Kong’s destiny shift into something turbulent and uncertain. I’m glad I recorded what I felt there, during a precious, peaceful time, when life was so good that all I had to do was trust the moon. May it be just one small piece of witness among many, and may the voices of Hong Kong never stop speaking, and asking to be heard.”

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