Blood / Lines2013
After releasing three albums in three years (“Dark Undercoat“, 2008; “Victorian America“, 2009; “Ode To Sentience“, 2010), Emily Jane White wrote over 100 sketches between January 2011 and October 2012. Blood / Lines is a selection from these songs. The setting of a secluded recording studio in Sonoma County, California, gave Emily the inspiration to explore new directions and to grasp creative control. Emily’s work lives between genres. Doom folk? Gothic Americana? Introspective Victorian rock? Devotees of her previous releases will notice that Blood / Lines follows a similar genre-bending lyrical sensibility, but is musically much heavier and thicker in sound. Emily doesn’t wallow in morbidity; instead she considers her work to be unifying, an empathetic reflection on the universality of adversity. In “The Roses”, she asserts sanguinely: “And with ill fate / We lay beneath / Oh that white cross / Bearing this loss / And I shall continue to make bouquets of roses from this fate.” Blood / Lines will take you through the most forbidding realms, always returning to a place of resurrection.