12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Second Love begins with the underwater trance of “Swimming Pool,” where a heavily filtered swell of aquatic acoustic guitar gives way to echoing drums and Emmy the Great’s dreamy vocals. The album continues to unfurl dense, gorgeous soundscapes, like the romantic, cinematic slow-burn of “Hyperlink” or the smoky, ’80s-indebted R&B of “Never Go Home,” whose heavy reverb supports layers of airy synth. Throughout, Emma-Lee Moss spins powerfully emotive songs, particularly the softly passionate, piano-driven “Lost In You.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Second Love begins with the underwater trance of “Swimming Pool,” where a heavily filtered swell of aquatic acoustic guitar gives way to echoing drums and Emmy the Great’s dreamy vocals. The album continues to unfurl dense, gorgeous soundscapes, like the romantic, cinematic slow-burn of “Hyperlink” or the smoky, ’80s-indebted R&B of “Never Go Home,” whose heavy reverb supports layers of airy synth. Throughout, Emma-Lee Moss spins powerfully emotive songs, particularly the softly passionate, piano-driven “Lost In You.”

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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5 Ratings
JSD77 ,

Soulful, enchanting - beautiful!

This album gives me goosebumps. It is so beautiful and affecting. I've been listening to Emmy The Great's music for years and she has such a beautiful voice, that it astounds me whenever she releases a new album, because just when I think it can't better any better - she proves me wrong and takes it to a new level of genius. Her voice, the composition of the music and the lyrics blend perfectly and I don't think I can say anything that can do this artist and this album justice. You have to just experience it for yourself. I've been lucky enough to hear her live, and her talent and dedication really does shine through- she is a rare diamond in the rough that I was lucky to find. Thank you Emmy The Great!

efs120 ,

Hauntingly beautiful album about looking for love

Emmy the Great's voice is as lovely as ever, but there's something even more personal in it this time as she lets us in on er journey to find her place in the world (a journey her friend touchingly wrote about for the liner notes). It took me some time to get past Algorithm and I think that song sums the album up. It's a wonderful piece of music about that eternal hope we all have - to find a person we can share all the love we have with, complicated today by impersonal dating sites and general detachment. It's a privilege as a listener to have something so meaningful shared with her audience.

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