Erika M. Anderson, who records as EMA, has signed with Matador Records. The independent label will release "The Future's Void," her sophomore album and the follow up to 2011's acclaimed "Past Life Martyred Saints" (Soulterrain Transmissions) in Spring 2014.
"We feel she's one of the most powerful voices - female or otherwise - in music." Matador co-owner Chris Lombardi wrote to Billboard in an email. "The album she just turned in is completely self-possessed and defiant, entirely of the moment but not sounding like anyone else, and we have no doubt she's going to be one of the great success stories of 2014."
The first single "Satellites" from the new album is available to stream today and purchase at " href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/satellites-single/id763920869">iTunes. Of the song, Anderson writes, "‘Satellites’ explores the places where everyone has equal access, but is also under constant surveillance. We fought the wars with information. Outer space seems very cold."
Like her last album, EMA self-produced and played most of the instruments with production work from Leif Shackelford. "Satellites" will also have a proper music video that Erika is making herself, out early next year.
City Slang will be releasing the record in the E.U.