Hurray for the Riff Raff Joins Esther Rose on New Song ‘Safe to Run’

    Esther Rose has released the title track from her forthcoming album, Safe to Run, which is out April 21 on New West Records. A duet with Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff, the track follows the record’s lead single ‘Chet Baker’. Check it out via the Rett Rogers-directed video below.

    Safe to Run, the follow-up to 2021’s How Many Times, was produced by Ross Farbe. “Sonically, Ross and I threw every idea we had on this song and it absorbed everything as if it were just this mega-powerful container,” Rose said of ‘Safe to Run’ in a statement. “We built so many layers into the outro. I love Ross’s counter-melody on the Mellotron and the high-pitched 1-note synth drone which he refers to as ‘the angels.’ Nick Cohon, of Bay Area death metal band Cormorant, brought the doom by arranging the ascending guitar outro. It was so meaningful to collaborate with Alynda Segarra and to hear the song start to fly. Alynda’s voice is this expertly tuned muscle; when they sing, you feel everything.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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