Ever since the now-classic “Baby Blu,” we at Silent Shout have considered ourselves unabashed fans of Toronto expat-in-Berlin Emma Czerny, aka Magic Island. Next week marks the release of her second EP Wasted Dawn, but we’re getting to offer a preview a week early.
It’s a remarkable step up from her first release Intoxicated Sunset, which remains an EP of very charming bedroom pop gems. But Wasted Dawn goes deeper, gets lost in melancholy synth washes and big empty spaces. It’s still playful at times, and doesn’t lose the spirit of her earlier work, but Wasted Dawn plays as a more minimal, deliberate record and feels like a natural next step. Highly recommended listening!
Wasted Dawn is out February 2nd on Mansions and Millions. Watch out for it.