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To be released on World Mental Health Day, part of the album’s proceeds will be donated to a UK-based mental health charity. 'I often wonder how sadness moves through people,”' Emika says, 'through time, through stories and history, and if it's something that becomes us rather than coming from us.'
emikarecords.com Invites fans to anonymously share their experiences of depression and create a waterfall of comments inspired by the song "Wash It All Away Studio".
Given its years of manifestation behind the scenes of other projects, "Falling In Love With Sadness" reflects a renewed understanding of Emika’s own genealogy, kindred lineage and its connection to modernity. Marking a drastic departure from the menacing, stripped-down qualities of albums past, Emika has surfaced with a new upwelling of sound gracing the bittersweet, melancholic and sanguine.
With the interplay of genres both rhythmically and melodically intertwining between spacey, dub tinged "Promises", lush synth pop hooks on "Escape" and the title track's soulful electro wriggle, a full spectrum of musicology remains primary to the ever-evolving chroma of Emika’s umbrous sound.
Further characterized by the breathy sibilance and sultry tones of Emika’s noirish, vocal aesthetic, the album navigates through the morose and trappings of misanthropy by illuminating a narrative of emotional resilience and recovery.
Co-produced with Robert Witschakowski of The Exaltics, and continuing her collaboration with guitarist Chris Lockington (as heard on "Drei" and "Dva"), "Falling In Love With Sadness" provides a fifth solo album for Emika, but moreover, defines itself as an overture for her future works.
1. Wash It All Away
2. Could This Be
7. Falling (Reprise)
8. Falling In Love With Sadness