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EMA – Shares single “Blood & Chalk” – New album ‘Exile In The Outer Ring’ out August 25th on City Slang

By August 8, 2017Listen


EMA’s brand new single ‘Blood and Chalk’ is now premiering over on Notion Magazine. With her third album, ‘Exile in the Outer Ring’, set for release later this month (August 25th via City Slang), EMA has shared a fourth and final track. Click HERE to listen to the track now.

Blood and Chalk was originally written for the #Horror soundtrack” explains Erika M. Anderson (aka EMA). “I wrote the lyrics very quickly, with the idea that it was about the experience of being a 12 year-old girl, kind of right on the cusp between childhood and starting to grow up. But when I played it for Jake (Portrait) he said he thought it was about a police shooting. I was kind of shocked, but it also makes complete sense from that point of view. Makes me wonder if my subconscious mind was working on a different level, creating a double meaning.”

“I’m excited about this record because it has everything I personally like listening to: fat synth drones, heavy guitar riffs, singsong backing harmonies and narratives about small town leftovers and complex loves; whispered secrets, kids from the void, static turned into melody and layers of crafted feedback,” she sayssurmising the this third full length release as EMA, which finds her more confident in her stride than ever before. “This is my language, my sonic signature and psychic soundtrack. I’m ripping off the past 10 years of my own work and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”

Exile In The Outer Ring will arrive in stores on August 25, 2017 via City Slang and is available for pre-order in multiple bundle packages via Bandcamp and select US/UK indie stores, with previously released tracks “Aryan Nation” and “Breathalyzer” coming as instant grat downloads: https://emaband.lnk.to/outerring.

EMA live dates:

02 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s*
03 – London, UK @ Oslo*
04 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen*
05 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Games Room*
06 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast*
07 – Leicester, UK @ The Cookie*

‘Exile in the Outer Ring’ track list:
1. 7 Years
2. Breathalyzer (Official Video)
3. I Wanna Destroy
4. Blood and Chalk (Stream on YouTube)
5. Down and Out (Official Video)
6. Fire Water Air LSD
7. Aryan Nation (Lyric Video)
8. Nihilistic and Female
9. Receive Love
10. Always Bleeds
11. Where The Darkness Began

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