Describing their music as “Bandcamp songs for Soundcloud kids,” Runnner pairs vulnerable lyrics with gentle instrumentals, adding the magic touch that only synthesizers and samplers can provide. Not to mention, their use of the banjo gives us some real Sufjan Stevens vibes.
If you've yet to add all their songs to all your winter playlists, check out the LA-based band's entrancing new single “heliotrope," which dropped on February 12. The track is just a taste of what's to come from their new EP, one of one, which will be released later this month. And if you’re on the west coast, you’re in luck— the band will be performing their new material at their headlining show at The Echo in LA tomorrow, February 20, so make sure to grab last minute tickets while you still can!
Wondering what to do until the big show? Listen to their go-to playlist, of course! We were able to talk to Runnner about some of their favorite tunes, so check them out below, and don’t forget to track them on Bandsintown so you’ll be the first to know when they announce more shows.
This is one of those of those songs that always makes my life feel cinematic.
I’m obsessed with tiny songs. 1-2 minutes is the always the goal for me.
The build in this song always gives me goosebumps.
This was my favorite record of 2019, such good guitar writing.
The arrangement of this song is how I always dream of getting to record music. So lush and full.
A really cool song on mass consumption. I love how bright and shiny this track sounds while the lyrics are dark and dystopian.
They say your instrument should be an extension of yourself. Ambrose’s trumpet playing is literally this – it’s amazing.
A song full of life lessons summed up in 3:10.
I listen to a lot of Brazilian music because there’s typically way more drums and percussion. This Cristina Camargo tune is so groovy.
I’m always on the hunt for good pedal steel players and came across Daniel Lanois. This song in particular has always caught my attention for being so pure and complex at the same time.