Photo by Nedda AsfariEmma Ruth Rundle opens her video for "Real Big Sky" with a monologue about appreciating the ethereal. "I don't think there's anything more exhilarating than seeing natural beauty," she says. "It's like seeing things that there aren't words for."True to that theme, the song and video are haunting, transcendent, and a bunch of other adjectives you might throw out in a vain attempt at describing something whose beauty can't easily be contained with words. Set against the darkness of dusk, the video sees Rundle, the wonderfully gloomy songwriter behind acts like Marriages and Red Sparowes, waxing about the hopefulness of mortality over the discordant yet sweet sounds of her scratchy guitar. "Real Big Sky" is the final song on her crushing new album, Marked for Death. It is, in a word, beautiful.
Marked for Death is out September 30 via Sargent House, and Emma Ruth Rundle is on tour with Wovenhand. Dates below the video.Sep 21 Munich, DE – AmpereSep 22 Leipzig, DE – UT ConnewitzSep 23 Berlin, DE – HeimathafenSep 26 Arhus, DK – TrainSep 29 Helsinki, FI – TavastiaSep 30 Stockholm, SE – NalenOct 01 Lund, SE – MejerietOct 02 Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.Oct 04 Eindhoven, NL – EffenaarOct 05 Amsterdam, NL – MelkwegOct 06 Leuven, BE – Het DepotOct 07 Ghent, BE – HandelsbeursOct 08 Charleroi, BE – L'EdenOct 10 Lille, FR – L'AéronefOct 11 Paris, FR – La MaroquinerieOct 13 Orleans, FR – L'AstrolabeOct 14 Grenoble, FR – La Belle ElectriqueOct 15 Feyzin, FR – L'Epicerie ModerneOct 16 Toulouse, FR – La RexOct 18 London, UK – The Dome