Warranted Queen. Regardless of the musical style she wears, a restless loneliness is at heart of all her music, as she finds herself walking the streets alone late at night: "There's no hope for myself trying to be a good pearl. … All I do is watch the moon."
"It looks like the tide is calling/Sendoff is drawing near," Arum Rae confides amid a slowly unfolding series of chords that emerges like a sunrise. "I don't know … if this is love at all/But your lips on mine have branded a sign." The former White Dress singer-guitarist was raised in Texas but now is based in Brooklyn, and her new music is an intersection of influences, from the heartfelt, countrified ruminations of tracks such as "So Bad" to the more electronic whoosh of "2001," from her new EP,