Emma Ruth Rundle is unquestionably one of the best and fiercest singer-songwriters today. Her 2016 album, Marked for Death, was a beautifully stark and moving experience. Many recognized the LP as one of the year’s best, including being named one of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 (and number one on Ben’s list).
Rundle is back already with new music, as she and fellow singer-songwriter Jaye Jayle will release a split EP next month. The first single from Rundle’s half is “The Distance”. Like everything she has done, this song is beautifully crippling. The track feels like a continuation of Marked For Death. However, instead of waltzing with the Grim Reaper, Rundle is dancing with time, space, and a fleeting memory. Her storytelling is once again immaculate, and her unforgettable, stark guitar lines return to haunt our minds. “Distance” has us craving more, and fortunately we’ll get to hear two more very soon (and unfortunately since it’s only three songs in total).
Via The Revue.