Emmy The Great: The 'Anti-Folk' Takeover : World Cafe Emmy The Great, formerly of the English band Lightspeed Champion, takes the sincere and often heavy songwriting of '60s folk and turns it on its head. With sarcasm in her voice, she sings the sort of "anti-folk" music that's become popular in the U.K.
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Emmy The Great: The 'Anti-Folk' Takeover

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"First Love"

"Seattle"

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Emma Lee-Moss, formerly of Lightspeed Champion, has been touring the underground scene in London — using the name "Emmy the Great" — during which time she's built a reputation that doesn't exactly contradict her moniker. Earning comparisons to Lily Allen and Laura Marling, Emmy the Great plays anti-folk music with a unique worldview and clever, mocking lyrics. Her smart digs at pop-culture icons are dispensed with a sweet voice that subtly exudes sarcasm.

On her full-length debut, First Love, Emmy the Great takes on heavy issues such as pregnancy, failed relationships and death. Blending punk retrospection and pop instrumentation, she's produced a refreshing, surprisingly deep debut.

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Album
First Love
Artist
Emmy The Great
Label
101 DISTRIBUTION
Released
2009

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