Ahead of Second Love, the new album from Emmy the Great (aka Emma-Lee Moss) is a preview track Dance w Me. Following on from this year’s S EP with more warm Synths and soft vocals, this track feels like a particularly intense conversation. Chatter drifts over the verses, while Emmy challenges you to pay attention to her. “You hold out your hand ‘cos you’re hustling me for my love” she sings, “but darling you should”. This track seems to ask you to look and move forward regardless of history – “If we don’t get there, then we’ll try again next time” is the refrain.

Given the new album is “Second Love”, comparing this track back to 2008’s First Love album is to hear a clearer sound but subtler message. If First Love was revisiting past failures, this track at least shows a more together, confident protagonist looking forward, willing to embrace the new. Emmy has said on the new album,

“I couldn’t say for sure whether this is Utopia or Dystopia or something in between, but for some reason it only made me more certain of one thing: that, wherever we’re heading, we’re going to need music, and we’re going to need love”.

Second Love is out March 11th on Bella Union – and it also includes previously released track Swimming Pool 

And catch her on tour in the US in February and UK in March :

Wednesday 24 February 2016 : Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn

Friday 26 February 2016 : Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia

Saturday 27 February 2016 : DC9 Nightclub, Washington DC

Wednesday 02 March 2016 : Barboza, Seattle

Friday 04 March 2016 : The Chapel, San Francisco

Saturday 05 March 2016 : Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage, Los Angeles

Friday 11 March 2016 : O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford

Saturday 12 March 2016 : The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

Tuesday 15 March 2016 : Stereo, Glasgow

Friday 18 March 2016 : Thekla, Bristol

Saturday 19 March 2016 : O2 Institute3 Birmingham, Digbeth

Sunday 20 March 2016 : Band on the Wall, Manchester

Tuesday 22 March 2016 : Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

Thursday 24 March 2016: Islington Assembly Hall, London