New York City-based ambient artist Emma Houton has announced her debut album. It’s called The Bath and it arrives on May 21 via Trapped Animal Records. Below, hear the lead single ‘Watershed’ and check out the album’s cover artwork.
Born to an Irish father and raised a methodist, Houton draws from her religious experiences as well as her passion for Irish folklore on an album that’s composed entirely of her vocals. “The Bath’ is an exploration of the voice: I play with how voices can blend and separate, and dive into the unique ways in which the human voice interacts with audio effects,” Houton explained in a statement. “The lyrical themes of drowning, baptism and purification are reflected in the album’s sonics through enveloping delays, cavernous reverb, and a general sense of being completely immersed in sound.”
The Bath Cover Artwork: