- Transcended Before Me
About the release
Emika will this year mark the tenth anniversary of her debut self-titled album. A new body of work titled Vega will be unveiled throughout the year, comprising a trilogy of three collections of songs. This will feature some reimagined versions of classic tracks from her Ninja Tune catalogue, including ‘Professional Loving’ (which was sampled by The Weeknd on his track «Professional»). Vega will also showcase new material including collaborations with Horace Andy (Massive Attack), Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit), and techno behemoth Rødhåd.
Brand new track «Transcended Before Me» featuring Horace Andy takes us deep into her universe. Icey, blue, dreamy, hypnotic, the song features soul singer Horace Andy who sings from his heart about how «the things you love the best, never ever stay, you try to hold onto it, it slips away…» Emika’s repetitive «come, come, come» sonic hook guides us through and epic journey of transcendental woosh sounds, Beethoven-esque piano bass stabs, symphonic synth harmony, and in unforgettable marching beat and puts hip-hop, trip-hop and techno into a new dimension.
Emika produced, wrote and mixed the music from her studio in Berlin in 2020. The lyrics and vocals of Horace Andy were created by him and recorded in Jamaica.