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It always causes great excitement when a new video is delivered to Rough Trade. It’s like when the postman arrives with the Amazon package you’d just started to worry about, only times 100. We were particularly anticipating this one though as it’s such a great track and really deserves to infest every radio in the land until we’re all suitably sick from it.

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Emiliana Torrini To Release New Album ‘Tookah’ On 9th September 2013 16/07/13 in Emiliana Torrini

We are very excited to announce that on 9th September Emiliana Torrini will release her fourth album ‘Tookah’, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Me And Armini’. It sees Emiliana back in the studio with her long-term producer / collaborator Dan Carey.

The first single to be taken from ‘Tookah’ is ‘Speed of Dark’, which you can listen to here:

Of the album Emiliana says:
“For me the first album was learning to write songs, the second was working on my own melodies and lyrics and the last album ‘Me and Armini’ was about learning to let go. With this record, it’s much more about the exploration of sonics and visual landscaping in order to find my own sound. I am a craftswoman and for me this record has been about Dan (Carey) and I evolving and going on a sound journey.

‘Tookah’ is a made up name or word, which I connected with in a very deep and blissful way. It is the core of you, the you when you were born before life decorated you like a Christmas tree with all your baggage. It is what connects us with everyone and everything. It is what the Sufis spin for. It is the sudden thankfulness you feel when doing nothing in particular, where everything is gently perfect for a moment. Some call it god. I call mine ‘Tookah’”

Autumn Sun
Animal Games
Speed Of Dark
Blood Red
When Fever Breaks

Tour dates:

Saturday, August 10th: Sziget Festival
Wednesday, October 30th: Iceland Airwaves
Thursday, November 7th: Paris @ Le Trianon

Fans in Germany and Austria can stream the first single ‘Tookah’ here.