· By Mattias Forsgren

Sweden's Electro Queen EMMON releases new single ‘Devil’s On Your Back’, speaking on intrusive thoughts and the breaking of bad habits

EMMON, also known as Emma Nylén, has been riding high on the success of her latest album, 'RECON', which received glowing reviews and nominations for best album from esteemed publications such as GAFFA, HYMN, and DN. Notably, the album was awarded "Synth Release of the Year" at the 2023’s Manifest Gala, the prestigious "Release of the Year" by the highly appraised Synthsläggan Awards, as well as "Electro of the Year" by GAFFA Awards. Now, Sweden's own Electro Clash queen is back with a new EP, set to drop at the prestigious boutique label Icons Creating Evil Art later this spring.
The first offering from EMMON’s new EP was the vampire epic 'DARK', in which the artist delves into themes of romanticized violence and love bordering obsession. Keeping her storytelling aligned, the following single ‘Devil’s On Your Back’ revolves around the hardship of breaking away from one's dark past and bad habits. The title of the new track refers to that inner voice that’s trapping you in old destructive patterns and intrusive thoughts.
EMMON shares her thoughts on the songwriting process, stating, "I wrote the lyrics and vocal melody for 'Devil's on your back' almost 20 years ago, but at that time it had a completely different musical backdrop. Over the years, I've always kept it in the back of my mind, hoping it would eventually find its rightful setting. Then one day, after working tirelessly in the studio and nearly giving up hope of creating vocals for a new song, I began singing it over the new song, and it turned out to be a perfect fit. Suddenly, the song acquired the right sensitivity, temperature, and the darkness that the lyrics require.”
In addition to her preparations for the new EP, EMMON has been a whirlwind of activity since the release of her acclaimed comeback album, 'RECON', gracing stages and festivals across Europe. Recent highlights include supporting D.A.F. (Robert Görl) in Copenhagen, enchanting audiences at the NCN Festival in Leipzig (DE), and hosting last season of P3MIX on Swedish National Radio. Looking ahead to 2024, EMMON is set to make appearances at major festivals within her genre, including Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Prague Gotik Treffen, and Infest in Bradford (UK).
Mark your calendars for the release of EMMON's captivating new single, ‘Devil’s On Your Back’, on April 26, 2024, courtesy of the Swedish Boutique Label Icons Creating Evil Art.


Carl Marcus Gidlöf
Icons Creating Evil Art
Råsundavägen 73, Solna, Sweden