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Emma Ruth Rundle Explores the Hopefulness of Mortality in "Real Big Sky"

Watch a video depicting the final song on her new album, 'Marked for Death'.

Noisey Staff

Noisey Staff

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