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Runnner Shares New Single “Urgent Care” Taken From Forthcoming New Album “Always Repeating” out 16th July via Run for Cover + Announce UK Shows

June 13, 2021
Credit: Helen Ballentine

Runnner

LA multi-instrumentalist shares ‘Urgent Care’

London headline show announced

New album Always Repeating out 16th July via Run for Cover

Runnner -the project of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Noah Weinman – has now released ‘Urgent Care‘, the latest single from his forthcoming album and debut for Run For Cover RecordsAlways Repeating, due out on 16th July. Weinman’s folk arrangements blend with a drum machine beat as the lyrics unfurl a love story in an unlikely setting. “This is a song poking fun at my own struggles with hypochondria,” explains Weinman. “I never fell in love at urgent care (or even talked to another human there), but there was a time when I had good student insurance and the $20 copay was worth it to quell my anxiety.” 

Runnner has this infectious energy to unite their vision with these reflective pathways, immense honesty becomes the standout trait of the lyrical tale throughout any of their creations. To embrace the intimacy and let those personal words break out amongst this upbeat yet truly complex instrumentation; Runnner will hold your ear, bring this immersive influence to the helm and let their creations captivate you with the emotional pull that cascades from their sublime vocal harmonies and essential body of work.

“Urgent Care” mirrors the first part of the song title in two clear ways, first the length of the track. Just over 2 minutes to explore this expressive ensemble and cover such mighty ground whilst captivating the audience, secondly we the audience embrace the urgency from the first offbeat note that enters the soundscape and initiates the track on its crucial journey. Another visionary piece that showcases this plethora of rich emotive textures, this arrangement is destined to move you. Runnner embarks on this affectionate journey of organic textures and delicate, ethereal vocal notes soaring above this nostalgic attribute.

A 10-track collection composed of five re-recorded versions of songs that appeared on his 2017 debut, Awash, and last year’s One of One EPAlways Repeating serves as a fresh introduction to the now LA-based artist and his enchanting musical world, where he balances intimate and melancholy songwriting through the lens of hi-fi/lo-fi dynamics. ‘Urgent Care’ follows last month’s lead single ‘Awash’ which earned early praise from The Line of Best Fit, Stereogum, NPR Music and more. Always Repeating is available for pre-order/save here.

Additionally, Runnner has announced a headline UK show. Along with a full UK tour supporting Skullcrusher, Runnner will be playing Servant Jazz Quarters, London on 21st September. Order tickets here.

UK Tour Dates (* with Skullcrusher)

Sunday 5th September – Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy *
Monday 6th September – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club *
Wednesday 8th September – London, The Lexington *
Thursday 9th September – Brighton, Komedia Studio *
Friday 10th September – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon *
Sunday 12th September – Bristol, The Louisiana *
Tuesday 14th September – Dublin, The Workmans Club *
Tuesday 21st September – London, Servant Jazz Quarters

Self-produced and recorded wherever Runnner called home at the time, Always Repeating documents a cycle of looking back and moving forward, of alienation changing to reconciliation. After leaving college, his friends, and his beloved life in Ohio, Weinman made the reluctant decision to move back to his hometown of Los Angeles; not because he wanted to, but because he wasn’t sure where else to go. It was an extremely isolating time and that existential dread pervades throughout his debut for Run For Cover Records. “I began to feel like all of the people I knew and had met maybe never really existed,” Weinman says. “I fell out of touch with everyone. It was really lonely. I wrote these songs as a way of reaching out and trying to reconnect.”

While writing Always Repeating, Weinman floated between Providence, Los Angeles, and New York. “It’s like I sing about these places yearning to be there, but also knowing full well that what I’m really missing is the people I met and the experiences I had,” says Weinman. “I get restless and frustrated in my present, and romanticize my past while pushing myself into some different chapter—one that usually starts with me in a dark place and some songs in my journal. These songs end up being the constant for me over the years.” Always Repeating was completed in fall 2020 while he was living in Western Massachusetts and Woodstock using a mobile studio set-up. Weinman played the majority of the instruments himself, including guitar, banjo, trumpet, bass, piano, and synth. “I want it to feel honest and homemade and a little rough around the edges, but where the roughness doesn’t preclude somebody from engaging with the song,” Weinman explains. “Like you’re in the room listening to it all be made. I tried to preserve some artifacts of the process to help it feel present.”

For Weinman, Runnner is primarily a solo endeavor with an ever-expanding musical community of musicians collaborating on his albums and shows, which at times have been known to feature up to a 7-piece live band (he also has a burgeoning career as a producer, notably working on Skullcrusher’s critically-acclaimed debut EP for Secretly Canadian). This new collection of songs reflects a constant, honest search for attachment and a sense of place–and a vulnerability that empathizes with listeners who may face that same challenge. 

Tracklist
Monochrome
Urgent Care
Awash
Bodysurfing
Trundle Bed
Heliotrope
New Sublet
Captain Stupido
Ur Name on a Grain of Rice
Skewed

https://runnner.band/

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