Announces UK autumn tour 2021
Brummie born but London based, Runrummer returns with a brand new track ‘Cosmic Love’, lifted from her forthcoming EP ‘Outer Space’ on 8th October, coinciding with a series of shows across the UK this autumn.
‘Cosmic Love’ is Runrummer’s ode to David Bowie’s 1969 ‘Space Oddity’, taking you on a sonic celestial adventure complete with audio samples from Sputnik and NASAs Apollo 10 mission.
Speaking about the track, Runrummer says “Bowie is one of my all time favourite artists, and Space Oddity was one of my favourite songs growing up. I have such strong memories of listening to this track with my dad, sat on the floor of our living room in front of the record player. Cosmic Love didn’t start out with a clear definition but it has developed in a way that takes me back to those memories.”
She adds: “The song is really all about how much the world is changing right now; how it’s so easy to get lost in everything and become desensitized from reality, whether that’s climate change or political injustice or whatever. We only have one world and we have to look after it”.
Runrummer is a creative cast in the mould of artists like Christine & The Queens, Shura and St Vincent. A prolific songwriter, she also produces much of her own material and, despite spending the last 12 months in lockdown, has not wasted any time in making a name for herself. Runrummer opened the Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s Virtual Big Weekend, released a track with the prestigious Kitsuné Musique, and had a top 15 hit in the Music Week Club Chart, all from the comfort of her bedroom. Recent track ‘Timeshare’ has charted on iTunes Norway, and she has featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Pop UK, Alt-Pop, Wholesome, Peach and Monday Spin playlists; an impressive track record for a relative newcomer.
A passionate member of the LGBTQ+ community, many of her lyrics confront personal struggles with sexuality, gender identity and mental health. Officially tipped by BBC Introducing as “one to watch”, she oozes a distinctive form of alt-pop which effortlessly blends indie and electro with an often 80s nature, the latter of which can be heard strongly in her latest EP ‘Outer Space’.
She goes on to add: “So excited this EP is finally here! This is me living my ultimate David Bowie life on Mars fantasy and I can’t wait for people to hear it. A musical interlude from 12 months in lockdown. Take a listen and float away.”
The ‘Outer Space’ EP represents a real development in sound for Runrummer, moving towards a more thoughtful indie focus while resolutely keeping one foot in the alt-pop sphere. It’s full to the brim with lush 80s synth-wave soundscapes. Lead single ‘Nightcaller’ hints at influences from The Weekend’s ‘Blinding Lights’, while ‘Sunny Day’ tips a hat to the trip-hop world of Massive Attack and Portishead. ‘Cosmic Love’ takes you on an epic space odyssey; enveloping you in a david-bowie-floating-in-a-tin-can fantasy, complete with audio samples from Sputnik and NASAs Apollo 10 mission. This EP is a picture of an artist experimenting with new sounds and finding her feet as a serious musician. It is the final in a trio of EPs, making way for Runrummer’s debut album in 2022.
Runrummer has tour dates across the UK this autumn – https://www.runrummer.com/gigs