Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Listen - Emiliana Torrini: Speed Of Dark

Unless you're reading this in Iceland, you probably won't know Emiliana Torrini. For the rest of you she is an Icelandic woman of the female variety, who gives "good eyes" in photographic reproductions of her face.

If you live in the UK, you will be aware of one song she has written. It was sung by Kylie Minogue - another artist who's adept at the smouldering eye thing.

Coincidence? I think not.

Elsewhere in the world, Emiliana is known for Big Jumps, a single released almost as an afterthought from her third album.

It went to number one in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Germany but was denied the top spot in Finland by this masterpiece.

Stupid Finland.

But Emiliana is no one-hit-wonder. She has one bona fide classic album, 2005's Fisherman's Woman, and about a dozen other brilliant pop songs. Like this one.

She's been off for a couple of years, having a baby, suffering writer's block and almost dying in an aeroplane... But thankfully she survived all of that, and has just premiered her new single - an insidiously catchy indie-dance track called Speed Of Dark.

"After you have a baby there comes a time where you need to go out with your girlfriends and dance," she explains of the song. "I went to the studio and did a dance track... From that the sound of the [album] was born, it was a challenge bringing it all together."

It's available to download now, as long as you promise to pre-order Emiliana's new album. You won't be disappointed if you do.

Emiliana Torrini - Speed Of Dark

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