Emma Ruth Rundle - Darkhorse

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters is "Darkhorse" by Emma Ruth Rundle, from the 2018 album On Dark Horses on Sargent House.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Gus Black

Emma Ruth Rundle, who you may know from The Nocturnes, Red Sparowes, and Marriages, makes emotionally-charged dark folk at a quick clip. Last month, she released her latest solo album, On Dark Horses, via Sargent House. The record follows last year’s EP The Time Between Us. Our Song of the Day, the album’s quasi-title track “Darkhorse,” is six minutes of richly gothic grandeur.

“‘Darkhorse’ was one of the first songs that sprung forth in writing the album and became a focal point, as well as an emotional reference, for the rest of the record, hence the album title,” explains Rundle in an interview with Consequence of Sound. “It is written from the perspective of one sibling singing to another. The lyrics describe not just the younger sister, but both sisters struggling to overcome their shared traumatic past, with the chorus exclaiming a sense of pride in having the chance and ability to override the unlucky odds.”

Catch Rundle at Barboza on Thursday, December 13. Watch the video for On Dark Horses track "Light Song," directed by Danielle Elise Bartley, below.

 

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