The single is an outtake from 2018’s stellar On Dark Horses and is streaming now.
One of alternative music’s most arresting songwriters Emma Ruth Rundle has shared a surprise new single titled ‘Staying Power’. An outtake from her 2018 album On Dark Horses, which was released via Sargent House, the track showcases her ability to create songs if immediate and melancholic power. The track is up now on all streaming services and will be on Bandcamp this Friday 3rd July with all sales proceeds will going directly to the artist.
Listen/buy ‘Staying Power’ here.
Emma Ruth Rundle comments: “There is very little mystery as to what this song is about. The lyrics are not metaphorical. It’s about being a touring musician and trying to survive, to conjure the self discipline to go on without sacrificing sensitivity. How we can become hardened as a result of constantly selling our feelings, how I didn’t want that to happen to me but could feel the callousness building. It’s also about the financial feast or famine and whether a little immediate monetary gain is worth the expenditure of youth. It’s about wondering how long I might be allowed to do this and the fear that it could end at any moment— with Covid, the song has some renewed relevance in that regard. It talks about what it means to endure and what the rewards and consequences of such persistence might be.”