“Emerson” By Annie DiRusso
Annie DiRusso’s new EP God, I Hate This Place, will be released on February 24th, and shares its first single, “Emerson.” The song, which opens with the line “baptized by a pedophile in a church that reeks of oak and death,” is named after the street she grew up on and hits on the dissonance between acknowledging the space between who you were and who you’ve become. “I’m not a religious person anymore, but I was raised Catholic, and I found that to be a very ironic beginning to my life. Going back to my childhood bedroom after being away, I immediately regress back to a 15-year-old version of myself,” she says. “Being home turns me back into who I was- a past self. The lines can get so blurred between the person you’ve become, the person you used to be, and the person you want to be. The thread that ties them all together is that you can only ever be exactly who you are. This realization can be so limiting, while also so liberating.” Listen to “Emerson” here and pre-save the God, I Hate This Place EP here.
If ‘Emerson,’ which opens the EP, is about the space between discomfort and comfort, ‘Body’ is about not finding peace in the ache at all. “It’s incredibly uncomfortable,” Annie says of the vulnerable track. “I think “Body” is a song that’s really important to my story. I wrote it with Caroline Culver, she’s my best friend and roommate down in Nashville, and my friend Kennedy Floethe. After reflecting on a recent relationship that pushed my insecurities to the surface, we wrote the first line of the song. “He loves my face but not my body/ Should I lose weight just so he wants me” came to play. “Saying those words out loud and singing them was freeing for me,” DiRusso says.
DiRusso has supported Sara Kays and SAMIA. She concluded her first headline tour in June, selling out most of the dates, as well as a sold-out tour with Declan McKenna. Annie has also recently opened for HAIM, beabadoobee, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Djo, The Backseat Lovers, and Peach Pit.
God, I Hate This Place EP
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Annie DiRusso Tour Dates Supporting Ruston Kelly
April 12 – Louisville, KY at Mercury Ballroom
April 13 – Birmingham, AL at Iron City
April 15 – Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theater
April 16 – Charlotte, NC at The Underground
Annie DiRusso Headlining “God, I Love This Tour” Dates
April 28 – Madison, WI at University of Wisconsin – Madison; Union South Sett
April 30 – Milwaukee, WI at The Back Room @ Colectivo
May 1 – Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall
May 2 – Indianapolis, IN at Hi-Fi
May 3 – Columbus, OH at The Basement
May 5 – Toronto, ON at Velvet Underground
May 6 – Montreal, QC at L’Esco
May 7 – Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair
May 9 – Philadelphia, PA at The Foundry at The Fillmore
May 11 – Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 13 – Washington D.C. at Union Stage
May 15 – Richmond, VA at Richmond Music Hall
May 16 – Carrboro, NC at Cat’s Cradle (back room)
May 20 – Atlanta, GA at Terminal West
May 31 – Nashville, TN at The Basement East
June 2 – Dallas, TX at Club Dada
June 3 – Houston, TX at White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
June 4 – Austin, TX at Antone’s
June 7 – Santa Ana, CA at Constellation Room
June 8 – Los Angeles, CA at Troubadour
June 10 – San Francisco, CA at Café du Nord
June 12 – Portland, OR at Polaris Hall
June 13 – Seattle, WA at Barboza
June 16 – Boise, ID at 9th St. Parallel at Knitting Factory
June 17 – Salt Lake City, UT at Kilby Court
June 18 – Denver, CO at Globe Hall
June 20 – Kansas City, MO at recordBar
Pre-order God,I Hate This Place EP by Annie DiRusso HERE
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