Already working overtime on the airwaves is the new single from Brisbane-via-Cairns siren Emma Louise, Talk Baby Talk. With her popularity already huge off the back of her sensational debut album Vs Head Vs Heart in 2013, the singer has since seen her star rise even higher after huge collaborations with the likes of Flight Facilities and, at the tail-end of last year, the release of the stunning Underflow. Coming in at 173 in the (almost) Hottest 100 this year, it was the first taste from her upcoming sophomore record set to be released later this year.
She has since followed it up with her second single and has overnight released its accompanying video. You can watch it below:
Say what you will about Emma Louise but her commitment to making a fantastic music video is unquestionable (her last video for Underflow resulted in her having to shave her entire head after covering her hair in plaster that wouldn’t come off).
The track itself is gorgeous. Dark and smoky, a palpable atmosphere built up throughout and giving way to a wonderfully layered climax with the deliberate backbeat, the rousing production (some fantastic work from Pascal Gabriel, a producer who has worked with the likes of Goldfrapp and Ladyhawke before) and Emma Louise’s own enchanting voice dancing together in exhilarating fashion.
The video captures an ongoing struggle between a turbulent pair of lovers, turning positively macabre towards the end. Shot by Dylan Dudos (who has previously collaborated with Emma Louise on the Underflow video), it’s strikingly shot and pairs the visual violence and turmoil perfectly with the roiling and bubbling sound of Talk Baby Talk. (Also, you just know Emma Louise had all the fun trashing the shit out of that hotel room).
You’re in luck if you’re itching to catch Emma Louise live as well. She’s all set to go around regional Australia as part of this year’s mammoth Groovin’ The Moo lineup. Dates are below and tickets are available at http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/groovin-the-moo.
In the meantime, we’re fiending hard for what else Emma Louise has up her sleeve in 2016.
Groovin’ The Moo 2016 dates and locations:
Sat, Apr 23rd: Maitland, NSW
Sun, Apr 24th: Canberra, ACT
Sat, Apr 30th: Bendigo, VIC
Sun, May 1st: Townsville, QLD
Sat, May 7th: Bunbury, WA