Thursday, August 6, 2020

Anne Malin - "Empty is the Day"

Photo by Rachel Winslow
Gothic country should be a much bigger genre. the duo known as Anne Malin recently moved from South Bend, IN to Nashville, and are set to release their second album. The first single, "Empty is the Day," may not be for everyone, but it really should be. The song is gorgeous, but also a rough listen. The song is purposefully painful, almost like traditional country listened to through an dark prism. "Haunted" is a cliched description for music, but "Empty is the Day" sounds truly haunted, almost as if singer Anne Malin Ringwalt simply needs to exorcise herself the song in order to be free of it. If that doesn't convince you to listen, I don't know what will.

You can listen to "Empty is the Day" below. Waiting Song, the new album from Anne Malin, will be out October 2. You can pre-order a copy on Bandcamp. For more on Anne Malin, check out their website.

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