Emma Lohan grew up in a small village in Co. Galway off the West Coast of Ireland. She now lives between London and Palma de Mallorca and is set to release her debut album Black Atlantic. Produced in Manawax Studios in East London and mastered by the pioneering UK dub producer/selector Nick Manasseh, Black Atlantic is a gently crafted exploration of sounds Emma collected on her travels along the Atlantic Coasts of Ireland, West Africa and South America.Lohan's light, distinct vocal style floats beautifully over the rich backing of her 6 piece band combining folk and ethno-pop elements in a fusion of world sounds. The 8 song album closes with the title track Black Atlantic (a live recording she made with the band in a studio across the road from the school she spent her youth in Galway). Lohan paints images of childhood isolation and loneliness with her lyrics, but the song feels anything but sad – it has a transient quality that makes these painful moments feel less melancholy. Her upbeat rhythms and casual delivery make this a triumphant closing song.
Album artwork by Marta Barcikowska
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