On Ninja Tune
Emika's forthcoming sophomore album, Dva, is a return to the music of her roots, a triumph of keenly felt and brilliantly expressed reflections of oppression and freedom, be it political, sexual or artistic. Dva is an exploration of self-expression and sound, taking dark dub pop, sound design inspirations and melding them with classical music of her upbringing, taking Emika's production a giant step forward.
By way of announcing an album we can hardly wait for you to hear, we offer you Emika's version of "Wicked Game", a classic Chris Isaak song not many performers have dared to take on. "Wicked Game" is a gift to her fans allowing further insight into Emika's artistic universe. The blues-drenched, introspective atmosphere of the original is retained, but its palette is effortlessly updated via deep dub textures, addictive drums and fragile, echoing melody. Like all the best covers, it matches the original by understanding it enough to do it justice. Enjoy.