Friday, January 16, 2009

New music: Emmy The Great

Emmy The Great is one of those artists who's been around in the "blogosphere" (a horrible word used by horrible people) for ages without ever really making an impact on the mainstream.

Her devoted followers hang on her every word, however. And who can blame them, when those words form brilliant verses like this one: "I thought romance was pretty / Then you went and spoiled it / Every time that I think of you / I have to go to the toilet."

With her lo-fi folksy charms, the 22-year-old Londoner is shaping up to be this year's Laura Marling. Her debut album - First Love - is out on 9th February, and it's trailed by the title track, which is a great take on Alexandra Burke's Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah - and how Emmy was seduced by a boy playing the song to her on his cassette deck. The scoundrel.

Here's the video:
Emmy The Great - First Love

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