Emmy The Great to release new single ‘God of Loneliness’ in May

At one stage a track on Emmy’s 2011 album, ‘Virtue’, ‘God of Loneliness’, was held back and is now being given the full single treatment, backed by a cover of the Mazzy Star classic ‘Fade Into You’.Now it’s set to be released on 07/05/12 on Close Harbour.

God of Loneliness is accompanied by a brilliant short film starring Isy Suttie (Peep Show) and Shazad Latif (Spooks). Described by Emmy as ‘horror rom-com’, it was directed by Chris Boyle, and set in her favourite Brutalist tower block, west London’s Trellick Tower.

The video, remixes by Dan Le Sac, Dems, Banjo or Freakout, and CSS, will all be unveiled shortly, as well as a series of ‘God Of Loneliness’ comics featuring all the above remixers as special guest-stars.

Many of the tracks from Emmy’s recent album, and God Of Loneliness additionally, were influenced by Emmy’s own experiences of love lost from early 2011. Emmy’s fiancé at that time left their flat one-day, and never came back. He had undergone a rapid conversion to Christianity, and left the country. Emmy stayed behind with the pieces, the cancellations, the confusions. She hid away from the world, trying to make sense of what had happened with books about religion, folk tales, other women who had been through strange experiences. The result was Virtue, and a year later, the release of the album, and its response internationally, has been the final step in the process of moving on. The rich, confident sound of God of Loneliness, with all its accompanying collaborations, are reflective of Emmy’s return to the world at large.

Emmy The Great is currently out on tour with Noah & The Whale and playing across Europe in April and May with Ben Howard:


21st – Newcastle, O2 Academy w/ Noah & The Whale

22nd – Sheffield, O2 Academy w/ Noah & The Whale

23rd – Hull, The New Adelphi w/ Noah & The Whale

24th – York, Barbican Centre w/ Noah & The Whale

25th – Portsmouth, Guildhall w/ Noah & The Whale


13th – Paard, Den Hagg, Netherlands w/ Ben Howard

14th – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands w/ Ben Howard

15th – Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands w/ Ben Howard

16th – AB Flex, Brussels, Belgium w/ Ben Howard

18th – Huxley’s, Berlin, Germany w/ Ben Howard

21st – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany w/ Ben Howard

22nd – Muffathalle, Munich, Germany w/ Ben Howard

23rd – E-werk, Cologne, Germany w/ Ben Howard

26th – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France w/ Ben Howard

28th – Den Atalier, Luxembourg w/ Ben Howard

29th – D Club, Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Ben Howard

30th – Kaufleten, Zurich, Switzerland w/ Ben Howard


02 – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France w/ Ben Howard

03 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany w/ Ben Howard

04 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany w/ Ben Howard



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