EMA Shares a Video for New Song “Breathalyzer”

Exile in the Outer Ring Due Out August 25 via City Slang

May 24, 2017
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Singer/songwriter/guitarist EMA (aka Erika M. Anderson) is releasing a new album, Exile in the Outer Ring, on August 25 via City Slang. Previously she shared a lyric video for its first single, "Aryan Nation." Now the often-political musician has shared another song from the album, "Breathalyzer," via its video. The clip centers around a couple being driven around town at night, seemingly to score some drugs. Anderson cameos as a dealer of sorts. Alicia Gordon directed the video. Watch it below via The FADER (who premiered it).

Anderson had this to say to The FADER about the video: "The story in 'Breathalyzer' is about kids getting fucked up in the back of a midlevel sedan and driving through suburban landscapes. I especially wanted to present a non-moralizing view of a woman deciding to take drugs. In most media representations, if a woman decides to take a substance she usually loses control and something bad happens. She is punished for her choices. I wanted to acknowledge that possibility of danger, but in the end she is her own judge as she confronts herself in the mirror while tripping heavily. The actors, Michael and Bianca, where in a band together before this called Bruxa so they already had a chemistry together. I think they did a great job."

Recently EMA also contributed a new song not found on her new album, "Stand With You (Song for Ghostship)," to the "Our First 100 Days" anti-President Donald Trump project. It's been three years since EMA's last album, The Future's Void. Exile in the Outer Ring was recorded in Portland, OR and co-produced with Jacob Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

A previous press release describes the album as such: "It's an expansive vision that brings together concerns from every corner of our present moment - and themes that have recurred throughout EMA's career, from the brutality of late capitalism to the collapsing boundaries between private and public - into one dark portrait of what it means to be American in 2017."

EMA Tour Dates:

9/19 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
9/20 - Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn Festival 
9/22 - Amsterdam, NL - De Nieuwe Anita 
9/23 - Cologne, DE - King Georg 
9/24 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls // Botanique
9/26 - Berlin, DE - Berghain // Certain People Festival (w/ Blank Mass & Forest Swords)
9/27 - Munich, DE - Kranhalle
9/28 - St. Gallen, CH - Palace
9/29 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik
9/30 - Paris, FR - Le Batofar
10/2 - Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's 
10/3 - London, UK - Oslo 
10/4 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
10/5 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Games Room
10/6 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast 
10/7 - Leicester, UK - The Cookie 
10/10 - Ljubljana, SI - Hrupni večeri Noisey Nights Series, Gala hala 
10/11 - Budapest, HU - Dürer Kert
10/12 - Vienna, AT - Arena
10/13 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory

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