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Singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle is in the running for Best Quarantine Content thanks to the Kate Bush cover she tackled with members of Mastodon, YOB, and Old Man Gloom for 2 Minutes to Late Night. You can watch that below.

Meanwhile, the Roadburn 2020-turned-2021 curator (who has a collaborative album with past tourmates Thou on the way), has released a new song that was recorded during the sessions for her great 2018 album On Dark Horses (Sargent House) but didn't make the cut, and it's as dark and stunning as anything on that album.

"There is very little mystery as to what this song is about," Emma says. "The lyrics are not metaphorical. It's about being a touring musician and trying to survive, to conjure the self discipline to go on without sacrificing sensitivity. How we can become hardened as a result of constantly selling our feelings, how I didn't want that to happen to me but could feel the callousness building. It's also about the financial feast or famine and whether a little immediate monetary gain is worth the expenditure of youth. It's about wondering how long I might be allowed to do this and the fear that it could end at any moment— with Covid, the song has some renewed relevance in that regard. It talks about what it means to endure and what the rewards and consequences of such persistence might be."

Listen here (or on the service of your choice):

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