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