Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer Emma-Jean Thackray has released ‘Spectre’, the second single from her forthcoming debut album Yellow. The track is accompanied by a live video shot in The Church Studios in Crouch End, where Thackray is joined by her live band and singers Andrea Phi, Sara Lima and David Akin Soul. Check it out below.
“Mental illness can devour a person from the inside, feeding on their joy, their passions, even their memories, and leave them to haunt the house like a ghost of their former selves,” Thackray said in a statement. “‘Spectre’ is a means of catharsis.”
Featuring the previously released single ‘Say Something’, Yellow arrives July 2 via Thackray’s own label Movementt. “I wanted the whole thing to sound like a psychedelic trip,” she explained. “You put on the first track, it takes you through this intense thing for almost an hour, and then you emerge on the other side transformed.”
Yellow will follow Thackray’s 2020 EPs Um Yang 음 양 and Rain Dance. She also recently contributed brass on Squid’s debut LP Bright Green Field and appeared in the Blue Note RE:imagined album alongside Shabaka Hutchings, Jorja Smith, and more.