Emmy The Great #7 - Iris Video + Virtue Release

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We're almost at the release date for Emmy The Great's second and much-awaited second album 'Virtue', which is released June 13th (order from Rough Trade and you'll get a bonus CD containing acoustic demos of the entire album - now that sounds pretty exciting!).

As a taster Emma has unveiled a video for it's lead single 'Iris', which is set to be released next Monday, 6th June with exclusive non-album track 'Emily' on 7" (order link). "Iris" is simply wonderful and lovely, following Emma's increasingly polished, mature approach to her song-craft but it certainly doesn't let go of her humourous, down to earth side either. I'm certainly looking forward to hearing the album in full.

The video has a nostalgic approach and contains Emmy's cousin's spending quite a lot of time staring at jam jars full of eyes! (?). Watch below:



Here's another track off the album, a live session rendition of the excellent "Exit Night", I can remember this being one of my favourite from her live show at St Pancras church last year:
Emmy The Great - Exit Night (Live) by thisisellie

... and the fabulous "Century of Sleep" if you missed it first time around:
A Woman, A Woman, A Century of Sleep by Emmy The Great