EMA new single – ‘Marked’


EMA premiered her new song, Angelo’, on TheQuietus.com yesterday.  Featuring a guest verse by Mz’Gorjis of Oakland, CA’s Platnum Platnum Glam Squad

EMA – Angelo by souterraintransmissions

“I first saw Mz’Gorjis perform at the Black Cowboy Parade in West Oakland” explains EMA (Erika M Anderson), “It was fantastic. Later when I was looking for a rapper to guest on Angelo I thought of her. The song is about Oakland and the different ways people try to make a name for themselves there. Her local connection was important to me. I find her performance on the track to be graceful and refined.”

‘Angelo’ is the B-side to her new ‘Marked’ single, which is now available via all major digital retailers. A limited edition 7-inch (only 1,000 copies printed worldwide) will also be released on November 21st through Souterrain Transmissions; a clear vinyl version of the 7-inch – limited to only 200 copies – can now be pre-ordered here:

In late September, EMA premiered her ‘Marked’ video, the third from her acclaimed debut album Past Life Martyred Saints, which has earned her praise from The Sunday Times, Uncut, MOJO, The New York Times, NME, The Independent, The Stool Pigeon and many others. Directed, filmed, and produced in-house by herself and Leif Shackelford (who also performs with EMA), the arresting B&W clip can be seen here:

EMA – Marked (official video) from Souterrain Transmissions on Vimeo.

EMA recently wrapped up US tours supporting Wild Beasts and then CSS and MEN, as well as a handful of headlining shows that included a play at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. She and her band now head back here for a month-long European tour that includes a stop at the Les Inrocks Festival in Paris and three UK dates with Zola Jesus.

EMA on tour:
Wed 23 November Heaven London w/Zola Jesus
Thurs 24 November Academy 3 Manchester w/Zola Jesus
Fri 25 November Karizmer Liverpool w/Zola Jesus

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