Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle have teamed up for a new collaborative record May Our Chambers Be Full due out October 23. You can stream the behemoth of a lead single “Ancestral Recall” below, which seriously might be one of the best songs I’ve heard this year.
“It’s an easy marriage of our styles that was truly enhanced by everyone’s input during the arrangement process,” said Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs. “When I first wrote the main two riffs (the first one being an homage to A Perfect Circle’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’), I didn’t know if it would fit with the vibe we were pursuing because it didn’t sound ‘Thou-y’ enough nor did it sound like something Emma would normally put on a record. Ultimately, I realized how important that trait is; this record is all about exploring territory we wouldn’t usually explore with our own records.”
“Andy originally wrote the riffs and I believe I referred to it as the ‘Guitar Hero’ jam — it was hard for me to keep up and I felt like I was doing an obstacle course (in the best way),” added Rundle. “Because of the differences in our guitar tunings, it was difficult for me to match the rest exactly and I ended up coming with a single note passage to play over the most difficult section. For me this was a good example of the collaboration and that I was able to express my style despite my limitations in a way that added to Andy’s riff. Working with him on guitars was a challenge, but most rewarding, and I feel proud of our child.”
Pre-orders for May Our Chambers Be Full are available here.
Metal Injection – EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU Team Up for New Album May Our Chamber Be Full
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August 19, 2020