We have been a supporter of EMA for a little while now. With her new EP Outtakes From Exile out February 2nd via City Slang, she has shared the second single from the upcoming release. ‘Dark Shadows’ is a bold taste of post-punk with EMA presenting a smokey delivery as the haunting instrumentation creates a sense of urgency.
Regarding ‘Dark Shadows’, EMA stated:
“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.”