Ewan McKenzie, the resident genius of Scottish indie psychedelic pop project Emporium, has a habit of polishing and tweaking his songs with utmost care. It's a cumbersome and lengthy process, but it pays off handsomely in the end. The new single The Uninvited blends The Smiths' Weltschmerz with layered keyboards and a hint of brass. McKenzie manages to sound shy and confident simultaneously.
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