ALBUM REVIEW: Emmy The Great – April / 月音 | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 09.10.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma-Lee Mossfourth album is a journey of possibilities. The album, written on a visit to her family in Hong Kong during 2017, undoubtedly retains her signature skill of emotionally charged storytelling; but here it is intertwined with someone confronting the complex dual histories of the country’s identity. It’s between those sounds of the modern and the traditional, where she finds her place within it.

Since, Hong Kong has undergone further change of its own, with last years anti-Extradition Law protests and a continued democratic struggle; but that ongoing turbulence ultimately makes this record, imbued with reflections on peace, place and identity something relevant, poignant and to cherish now even more so. It’s a beautiful journey to go on with her.

 

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