Red Ribbon Debuts New Single/Video “High”

LA-via-Seattle’s Red Ribbon (the project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Danner) today shared her eerie, enchanting new song/video “High” alongside a feature at FLOOD Magazine. “It could just be about drugs, or it can be about whatever in your life makes you high,” Danner explains of the third pre-release single off her forthcoming LP Planet X. “I lost my first love to an opioid addiction and I was a user of opiates in my youth. My whole life I’ve been trying to figure out what one can do to expand their consciousness outside of drug use. There’s a little bit of fear around feeling good in this song as well. If I follow this thread of happiness, will I lose my way?” The accompanying video, directed by Danner and Matthew James-Wilson, was made by hand with over 3,000 pieces of printer paper, painting and animation. Planet X will be released on June 11th, 2021, via Danger Collective Records.

Largely produced by Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Sunn O))), Shame, Pallbearer) and featuring Danner’s talented cadre of multi-instrumentalists (Shahzad Ismaily, Monika Khot, Abbey Blackwell, and Veronica Dye), Planet X sees Danner embrace her creativity and purpose in the face of life’s frightening fragility. “Every little mortality check brings more meaning to life,” she says of the attitude shaping the album. “We all inevitably face our own unique pain. No one is removed from that. I use my music to cope, and I make it as experiential as possible to remind myself that each performance or song is an opportunity to do something once without ever repeating it. So, I can understand my traumas in a similar way. Music turns my pain into a process. There is peace and healing to be found in the process.”