EMA shares new track Dark Shadows
EMA shares Dark Shadows, the second track released from forthcoming EP, Outtakes From Exile. which will be released on 2 February via City Slang.
“I wrote Dark Shadows for the film 20th Century Women” explains Erika M. Anderson. “ There was a moment when they were looking for a band to play in a punk club and thought maybe EMA would be a good fit."
"That didn’t end up happening, but I was intrigued by the premise — badass women living in 1970s Santa Barbara getting into punk. That’s all I knew! But I wrote the song with that in mind. I think of it as a survivor song, someone leaving a dark past behind, emerging again into the world. Whoever it is they definitely are wearing sunglasses.”
The EP was written entirely before the last American presidential election.
EMA situates the narrative in what she calls The Outer Ring. A zone between the country and the city, literally and figuratively. A zone with a surprisingly diverse world of people united by poverty and tension.
United by the anger that comes from having your story and your struggles erased and forgotten. The stories of recent immigrants, defiant feminists, nihilistic mall teens and police shootings.
These vignettes within the EP are less about an actual place, but rather scenes that could be unfolding anywhere in America right now.
Outtakes From Exile EP track list:
1. Dark Shadows
2. MopTops (Twist While The World Stops)
3. I Don't Treat Anything Good
4. From The Love That We Made
5. Breathalyzer Instrumental (EMA long cut)
EMA's Outtakes From Exile EP will be released on 2 February through City Slang.