One year after the collaborative album with Thou, American singer-songwriter and musician Emma Ruth Rundle has announced the release of a new solo album called Engine of Hell which will be out on November 5th via Sargent House. According to the press release, it is stark, intimate, and unflinching.
For anyone that’s endured trauma and grief, there’s a beautiful solace in hearing Rundle articulate and humanise that particular type of pain not only with her words, but with her particular mysterious language of melody and timbre. The album captures a moment where a masterful songwriter strips away all flourishes and embellishments in order to make every note and word hit with maximum impact, leaving little to hide behind.
Check the first excerpt called “Return“.