It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Emmy The Great. As it turns out, she’s been hopping across the globe visiting the likes of Tokyo, New York, LA and London… and she’s been writing some songs while she’s been at it. Now she’s returned and is all set to share the fruits of her itinerant lifestyle.
Emmy The Great is all set to release a new EP, enigmatically entitled ‘S‘, on Bella Union on 26 January, and has led off with the new single ‘Swimming Pool’ which features the unmistakable vocals of Wild Beasts’ Tom Fleming. The song finds Emmy in a reflective mood as she contemplates the unfolding of a relationship against the swirling blue of the water, all of which is delivered with a confident pop undercurrent. It’s the musical equivalent of a David Hockney painting; bright, bold and hard to take your eyes (or in this case, ears) away from.
There’s also a video for the track filled with nocturnal, silhouetted palm trees, empty hotel rooms and a swimming pool (of course), not to mention a pretty dark narrative.
Watch the video for ‘Swimming Pool‘ below.