Emma-Lee Moss, aka Emmy the Great, is one of those artists whose music creeps up on you, seemingly unassuming in its soft-spoken approach, only to leave you aware you’ve become hopelessly ensnared in its complexity without even realizing it. The UK-based singer/songwriter’s second album, Virtue
, is a strikingly poetic rumination on mythology, spiritualism, and lost love, rooted strongly in modern folk and fleshed out with intricate pop orchestration. In our latest interactive video interview, Emmy recalls her time singing backing vocals with Florence Welch for Lightspeed Champion, shares her harrowing personal experience of the UK riots, and explains why she doesn’t mind being overly confessional in her music. She also tells us why global charity WaterAid is so close to her heart, and provides further proof that you really shouldn’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia.
Control the interview in the player below by selecting any question and clicking on it for an immediate answer. Then be sure to check out more artists in the Flavorpill Interactive Interview Series, including CSS, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Theophilus London.