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Emma Ruth Rundle unveils video for “Real Big Sky”

September 25, 2016
Nedda Asfari

Nedda Asfari

Emma Ruth Rundle unveils video for
“Real Big Sky”

New album Marked For Death, out
September 30th on Sargent House  

 

“…Rundle’s voice is magnetic, possessing not only a tingling electricity, but also a compelling tenderness.” – Consequence of Sound

“…a sort of old-souled wisdom, conjuring the vastness of a sea.” – Pitchfork

“… a sophomore effort of Cat Power-like tenderness and PJ Harvey-level intensity.” – Fader

 The bittersweet and breathtaking  music video from singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle’s new album, Marked For Death, has surfaced ; watch “Real Big Sky” today onNoisey 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 withMarriages 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 andHelloMerch.

EMMA RUTH RUNDLE – ON TOUR WITH WOVENHAND:

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:
1.  Marked For Death
2.  Protection
3.  Medusa
4.  Hand of God
5.  Heaven
6.  So Come
7.  Furious Angel
8.  Real Big Sky

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