Emmy the Great checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace on Friday (January 23), talking about the promo copies of her debut album ‘First Love’, and the problems she had with the sound of the unofficial disc. The London based singer songwriter tells readers:
When I heard the promos, I felt like the mastering had softened the sound of the album, and lost some of the arrangements, so I took the raw mixes to get re-mastered. I tried to leave them as unaffected as possible, and I believe the whole thing sounds more honest, more fragile, more like us.
A lot of people don’t listen to records for the sound of them, but it is an important thing to me. It can bring out things that make all the difference, little details that would have been lost to heavy handedness. We worked really really hard on those arrangements, and we tried to make them as subtle as possible, and with the new master, I believe there is more detail, and what we were trying to do is more apparent.
So, if you have got hold of a promo copy, you can do what you want with it, but just know, that it’s not the one that I believe in. I genuinely think of it as a lesser version, and it bothers me enough that it’s the one getting reviewed. But when I changed it I was happy that the people who actually wanted to buy it would at least get the right one. It would be pretty heartbreaking for me if this doesn’t happen.
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