Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:53
Emilíana Torrini Releases A New AlbumWritten by Kristján Fenrir
Emilíana Torrini is a name that most fans of Icelandic music know or should know. She has not been very noticable lately, but is back with a new album.
Tookah is Emelíana‘s 6th album, counting the ones that were only released in Iceland. Her new album, named Tookah, was written over the period of 3 years and is the first full length album since 2008‘s Me and Armini.
Like with Me and Armini, Emilíana travelled to Iceland to write a part of the album, but only came up with one song, Autumn Sun. She has said that writing the lyrics for the album was hard and she almost lost the only copy of the song when leaving Iceland, as Dan Carey, her long time songwriting partner, left his computer on the airport. Luckily he managed to get it back just before the plane left.
Emilíana has talked about Tookah as her sound journey and says it‘s about the exploration of sonics and visual landscapes in order to find her own sound and evolve as a musician. The album was co-written with Dan Carey, Simon Byrt, Ian Kellett and Matt Robertson, who all play on the album along with Sigtryggur Baldursson, Cameron Miller and Liam Hutton.
Tookah is out now and can be found in record stores as well as the iTunes store.