Having dropped her EP Exile In The Outer Ring earlier this year, EMA is now prepping for her next record Outtakes From Exile, out February 2nd via City Slang. The first offering from the upcoming EP is her stark post-punk song ‘MopTops (Twist While The World Stops)’. Spacious with a rotating bass line and haunting, streaking guitar riffs, EMA’s ghostly vocals provide a particular chill that is utterly effective and undoutedly gripping.
Touching on the song, EMA stated:
“I made this song two years ago with my friend Severiano Martinez who also worked on Amnesia Haze and Fire Water Air LSD. He does a lot of art stuff but is also edits video — my demo of this was much slower but he approached like an editor and chopped it all up and made it much faster. It was alchemy. The lyrics were improvised, I was thinking about the 50s and 60s living under the constant threat of nuclear war… People doing the twist in a red light nuclear fallout bomb blast, about the haircuts from then, “mop tops”. But now we have these two crazy world leaders with crazy hideous hair threatening to blow each other up!”