Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou: The Valley

The Valley, the second single and closing track from May Our Chambers Be Full, the upcoming collaborative album between Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou, reveals the project’s more delicate and darker character. 

Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs describes the new track: “Fragile yet powerful; sad but fearless. It’s the feeling you get when you listen to a lot of Emma’s music.”  

The Valley is a place.” Emma further details. “A landscape that lacks vistas and perspectives. An analogy for unrelenting, crushing mental illness, physical pain, addiction and the isolation that can arise as a result of these diseases. There is a choice one must make once initiated into The Valley's fold; to press on living where no hope will ever show itself or to dissolve into its bleak grayness. On the journey, remains of those who came before us and succumbed are visible. Instead of hope, we turn to anger and defiance for fuel and with those we fortify ourselves. The ending doesn't resolve, but successful escape from The Valley is unlikely.

May Our Chambers Be Full will be out on October 30th, 2020 as part of Sacred Bones’ Alliance Series of collaborative releases.

Photo by Craig Mulcahy

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