Published Feb 15, 2012Following last year's critically acclaimed debut Past Life Martyred Saints, EMA (aka Erika M. Anderson) is back with a new track and accompanying video, "Take One Two," available digitally now via Souterrain Transmissions.
The clip, a hopeful nod to alienated youth, features footage from the mid-'90s of a then-teenage EMA and her friends hanging out in a South Dakota trailer park. Along with the video, the singer-songwriter writes:
"When I look back now at our fresh young faces (yes that is me with the short dark hair and cat-eye liner), I'm amazed at how simply happy we all look. This is especially remarkable as I know what was going on outside those plywood walls: getting called names, shoved into lockers, and threatening to get our asses kicked for being queer or punk or just plain weird. But despite all that, there is a joy, strength and self-acceptance in our faces that I find inspiring and wanted to pass on... This one's for all the weirdos out there: cherish your friends, fuck the haters and let your freak flag fly."
Check out "Take One Two" below.
Proceeds from sales of the single will go to the anti-bullying non-profit the Jamie Isaacs Foundation.