It Will Come Easier by Emma Kupa on Fika Recordings

Emma Kupa - It Will Come Easier


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Following successes fronting Mammoth Penguins, (the much missed) Standard Fare, and the Hayman Kupa Band (alongside Darren Hayman), Emma Kupa releases her first full length solo album It Will Come Easier.

“The title is a hopeful line, and one that is important to me – it is something I try to hold onto when things feel difficult”. The album delves through the trials and tribulations of attempting to navigate through the crossroads of your early thirties. Direct, raw and frank, Kupa leads us through her tender reflections on relationship regrets, the torment and pressure to succeed, and the dichotomy of now finding herself tending to choose logic over impulse.

Picking up from the intimate family portraits of her debut solo EP, Home Cinema, this is her most personal collection of songs yet. “The album explores aspects of love, escapism and fidelity, but there’s also a thread which is about accepting feelings of hopelessness when you don’t quite meet the many pressures of life’s expectations.”  Yet despite the brutal directness of the subject matter, It Will Come Easier has an audible freshness and spring to its step, and is threaded with Kupa’s insightful warmth, eye for lyrical detail and powerful, idiosyncratic voice.

Written and recorded over several years, Kupa felt she needed to give these ten tracks some emotional space before releasing the record. Joined by bandmates from both Mammoth Penguins and Suggested Friends (Mark Boxall and Faith Taylor, respectively), alongside Laura Ankles, Joe Bear, Rory McVicar and Carmela Pietrangelo, there’s textural flourishes abound that bely her background fronting noisy three-piece indiepop outfits. With nods to Dusty Springfield, The Unthanks and The Postal Service, It Will Come Easier is a mesmerising journey through early adulthood, poignant and expertly detailed.


  1. Does It Feel New
  2. I Keep An Eye Out
  3. Hey Love
  4. Nawlins
  5. No Easy Way Out
  6. When Our Toes Are Long Enough
  7. Nothing At All
  8. CP Reprise
  9. Another No
  10. Crying Behind The Marquee




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