EMMA RUTH RUNDLE UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘REAL BIG SKY’ Appears on her new album Marked For Death, out September 30th on Sargent House
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘REAL BIG SKY’
Appears on her new album Marked For Death, out September 30th on Sargent House
The bittersweet and breathtaking music video from singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle’s new album, Marked For Death, has surfaced today; watch “Real Big Sky” today on Noisey who called it “…in a word, beautiful.”
Marked For Death will be released on September 30th on Sargent House. The album mines feelings of loss, defeat, heartache and self-destructiveness and emerges as Emma Ruth Rundle's most honest and compelling accomplishment to date. The album finds her emerging as a performer of naked intensity; she shapes vast, evocative landscapes of sound, combining them with lyrics of devastating candor. Self-determination and resiliency, disguised in this case as coming to terms with overwhelming defeat, are key aspects of her personality. Transforming pain into works of great beauty makes her the compelling artist she is. A more adventurous production than her solo debut Some Heavy Ocean(2014, Sargent House), the eight compositions on Marked for Death, helmed by engineer/co-producer Sonny DiPerri, emphasize dynamics and vocal melodies, variable tuning, and a dense layering and texturing of guitars. Nevertheless, fear and self-doubt linger in the shadows of Rundle’s mind, providing an incessant counterpoint to her ambitious talent and sultry, albeit de-emphasized, allure.
Exemplified by the candid, unglamorous cover portrait, Marked For Death takes a persuasive argument for its creator’s utter helplessness in the shadow of defeat. And through a potent dose of dark, hypnotic rock every bit as satisfying as her work with Marriages and Red Sparowes, Marked for Death’s most resonant element is Emma Ruth Rundle herself, settling in to her role as singer/songwriter. Her rich voice, alternately jostled and cradled by the sounds conjured from her guitar, feels more present, perhaps even more deliberate, than ever before.
Emma Ruth Rundle is on tour in Europe with Wovenhand through October 18th; in the meantime, Marked For Death is available for pre-order now through iTunes and HelloMerch. More news coming soon.
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE - ON TOUR WITH WOVENHAND:
Sep 21 Munich, DE – Ampere
Sep 22 Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
Sep 23 Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
Sep 26 Arhus, DK – Train
Sep 29 Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
Sep 30 Stockholm, SE – Nalen
Oct 01 Lund, SE – Mejeriet
Oct 02 Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.
Oct 04 Eindhoven, NL – Effenaar
Oct 05 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Oct 06 Leuven, BE – Het Depot
Oct 07 Ghent, BE – Handelsbeurs
Oct 08 Charleroi, BE – L’Eden
Oct 10 Lille, FR – L’Aéronef
Oct 11 Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Oct 13 Orleans, FR – L’Astrolabe
Oct 14 Grenoble, FR – La Belle Electrique
Oct 15 Feyzin, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
Oct 16 Toulouse, FR – La Rex
Oct 18 London, UK – The Dome
Marked For Death, track listing:
4. Hand of God
6. So Come
7. Furious Angel
8. Real Big Sky