When I saw Emma Ruth Rundle perform with one of her main bands, Marriages (she also plays in Red Sparowes), in Boston last July, her group was the hypnotic and gripping opening act for Deafheaven. Now the LA-based singer/guitarist has taken a short break to release Some Heavy Ocean, her debut solo album, from which we heard something very personal and intimate in the form of debut single “Arms I Know So Well.” Now Rundle has released another Some Heavy Ocean track, “Run Forever,” which only reinforces the feelings set into motion by its predecessor. Here Rundle manages to wring a novel’s worth of naked emotion from her guitar and voice, which shifts from whispery lows to pained peaks with lightness of a feather. Listen to it below.
Some Heavy Ocean is out 5/20 via Sargent House. Pre-order it here.