TUNE Emme Woods - I've Been Running
from Tenement TV
Dark and contemplative, the track’s opening salvo sees Woods examining the world’s many disheartening flaws over alluringly juddering lead guitar before a burst of optimistic brass heralds the arrival of the chorus. Candidly declaring that “I’ve been running, I’ve been running, just to keep myself from falling”, the bleakness of Woods’ sentiment is juxtaposed by the aloofness of the instrumentation before the track once again descends into the darkness whilst led by her sincerely delivered lamentations.
Equally stark and transfixing, it serves as a visual representation of the inner conflict which rages throughout. Flitting between lighthearted activities and more menacing fare, Woods remains stonefaced throughout as the world spins disorientingly around her.