Emma-Jean Thackray, a mainstay of the South London nu-jazz scene, has this week announced the release of her new album ‘Yellow’.
It will be released on July 2 via her own Movementt imprint, which is affiliated with Warp Records.
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Her latest single ‘Say Something’ is entreating, desperate but joyful, a plea for caution while also demanding some sort of articulation.
Thackray has commented on the album, saying, “It’s a record about togetherness, the oneness of all things in the universe, showing love and kindness, human connection. I approached the record by trying to simulate a life-changing psychedelic experience, an hour where we see behind the curtain to a hidden dimension, where the physical realm melts away and we finally see that we are all one.”
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As a whole, ‘Yellow’ is in turns frenetic and tranquil, riding the waves of movement as they come.
Thackray is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and band leader. She has recently provided bass for recent releases by Squid and Pinty.
Watch the video for ‘Say Something’ below and preorder ‘Yellow’ here.
Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter
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