Find comfort in “Snowplow,” Runnner’s newest single, out now. The song is a string band, folk-inspired lullaby that strips down Runnner’s past work.
The artist unites with his frequent collaborator, Skullcrusher, on a rework of his older track “Urgent Care.” Their voices fit like a glove, meshing into one prepossessing consonance as if the two were made to sing together. The banjo adds a unique kick to the song, where the vocals lie gently beside the instruments used.
In a relapse of nostalgia, this tune reminds me of a show I once saw in the small town of Bend, Oregon. It was a summer night and we were unfamiliar with the band. Upon arrival, we found it to be a dreamy folk concert. The crowd was enraptured to be listening to the stripped-down style that Americana music provides. It left us with a subtle, eerie feeling – the band had a clasp on my heart. Runnner’s music brought me back to the place of discovering an artist for the first time, such as this, and immediately feeling connected to them.
For fans of Christian Lee Hutson and Adam Melchor, this track is, simply put, a beautiful recognition of modern-day singer-songwriter music. It leaves you in a tranquil state, feeling whole.
“Snowplow” expands on the light, simplistic sound that Runnner has employed to make a name for himself. His consistency within his work, both lyrically and sonically, provides charm and warmth to his listeners.
Stream Snowplow below.