Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou have released their emotional and heavy new ballad, “The Valley”. The single reveals the collaborative project’s deeper, darker and vulnerable side. “Fragile yet powerful; sad but fearless. It’s the feeling you get when you listen to a lot of Emma’s music,” Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs describes.
Emma Ruth Rundle tells, “The Valley is a place. 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.”