Atmospheric dream-pop trio Emmecosta released their debut album ‘Overnight’ on 14th April 2023 alongside the focus single ‘Overnight.’ The album includes recently released singles’ Laek’, ‘UmaybeU’ and ‘Effort’ and is being released through boutique label Icons Creating Evil Art.
Emmecosta opens their Overnight album with the track Effort. I could relate. “I need an effort on this.” I needed an effort to get writing this week, and I am starting with Emmecosta and their album, Overnight. It is not laborious to listen to this album. It is easy listening, literally. The song Effort is a smooth-as-silk effort that floats along on the synth waves that hold the lyrics up above the waves. It’s a lazy song that doesn’t get much speed up, but it is a great song to chill along with.
The second track, Overnight, gets more energy with a ping-pong synth. Lyrically it is another broken heart song.
The third track Laek gave me an earworm that I found myself nodding my head to at various times during the day, which without saying, led to another listening session. The song starts rather pedestrian but builds up a head of steam that pushes the track forward with more and more energy. The song has an interesting pace heard in the lyrics more than the instruments. I like it.
Horsedust is a song about letting go. I believe it is about letting go of a relationship, but I heard words about letting go of whatever we were clinging to. For example: “everything I felt now, it’s gone. I’ve been faith, but I’m done.” Everything that I had faith in is gone. I have had faith in many things, but now they are done. They have turned to dust. Dust in the wind, perhaps.
The following songs are love found, love lost, love experienced. They keep the synth music going with their musical accent all through it. The album closes with the song Ghosts, which opens with a guitar, which is mainly unheard of in the other pieces. It works as a good closer, which is as essential as a good opener.
Overall this is an album that is easy to listen to. Any time of day works. Plug in the buds and go for a jog or a walk in the park with Emmacosta as the soundtrack. Put the album on as a background as you work, and it works with you. Put the buds on again at night as you read a book and drift off into the land of dreams. In short, Overnight is a solid album that works its magic anytime and anywhere.
The trio said of their debut album, “Our aim is to create an introspective and thought-provoking experience by exploring the complexities of human emotions and relationships through themes of lost love, regret, and self-discovery. We’ll delve into the nuances of each theme, examining the impact they have on our lives and relationships. Through our exploration, we hope to inspire a deeper understanding of ourselves and our connections with others.”
Hailing from the small Italian town of Positano, the post-club outfit has been based in Sweden for the past seven years. Now self-proclaimed Swedish nationals, two-thirds of the trio have followed their Italian roots back to Milan as the group discovered a newfound need to portray and develop their Swedish/Italian link through their future work. Now the trio is ready for the long-awaited release of their debut album, Overnight.
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