Photo by Nedda Asfari
Emma 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 – 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