Premiere: Listen To "Pyramids", The Eerie New Single From E.M.M.A's 'LA Mermaid' EP

'A Clockwork Orange' synths and Hitchcockian atmospherics.




As soon as E.M.M.A started dropping her unusual brand of Elizabethan, grime-inspired club tracks, we were interested. An as-yet-unreleased "Mindmaze" a few years ago set the tone for a producer with a sense of humour as well as individuality. Her Blue Gardens album showed us once and for all that E.M.M.A was in a lane all of her own. With constant radio and live appearances quickly following, we didn't get a lot of new music from her in the years that followed. Four years after Blue Gardens, however, and she's got a brand new EP (LA Mermaid) dropping at the end of the week.

One of the EP's highlights is "Pyramids", a track that shows off her knack for arpeggiated synths once more, but they've taken on a different form this time round. The bouncy, colourful melodies of past releases have been swapped for A Clockwork Orange-esque synths and Hitchcockian levels of tension — and they're somehow no less club-ready. As ever, "Pyramids" is a sound that's entirely her own. 

E.M.M.A's LA Mermaid EP drops July 14 via The Astral Plane. Pre-order here.

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