Boy Harsher Announce The Runner

Boy Harsher, have announced their new album The Runner (Original Soundtrack), will drop on January 21st, 2022 on Nude Club/City Slang
Boy Harsher announce The Runner

Boy Harsher, have announced their new album The Runner (Original Soundtrack), will drop on January 21st, 2022 on Nude Club/City Slang. The duo, including vocalist/lyricist Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller’s, fifth release, is not a traditional album ⁠— it’s the soundtrack to a short horror film written, produced, and directed by the duo titled The Runner which will be released January 2022. Ahead of the album’s release, they have shared the album’s lead single, “Tower.”

“We wrote ‘Tower’ several years ago and although it’s evolved over the years, its initial intent remains the same that feeling of being enveloped, suffocated, entrapped in a relationship, which in turn manifests into reckless attack,” explains Matthews. “What you love the most can make you into a monster. And that’s what this song is about, being a paralyzed fiend.” The visualizer comes from within the world of The Runner, presented as an exclusive session from the NUDETV program Flesh First.

Last year, in the midst of the obvious chaos, but additionally with Matthews’ MS diagnosis, Muller started working on moody, cinematic sketches. It was uncertain what these pieces would become other than catharsis — the duo were unable to tour and making “club music” did not feel right. In Matthews’ period of convalescence, she kept thinking about a sinister character: a woman running through the woods. Together, the duo developed this idea further into a film that explores lust, compulsion, and the horrific tendencies of seduction. The movie is intercut with a meta-style “documentary” about Boy Harsher’s recording process.

Boy Harsher
The Runner (Original Soundtrack)
Tracklist

1. Tower
2. Give Me a Reason
3. Autonomy (Feat. Lucy – Cooper B. Handy)
4. The Ride Home
5. Escape
6. Machina (Feat. Ms. BOAN – Mariana Saldaña)
7. Untitled (Piano)
8. I Understand

Boy Harsher
Live Dates

Wed. Oct 20, 2021 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club
Fri. Oct. 22, 2021 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
Thu. Oct. 28, 2021 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival *SOLD OUT* ^
Sat. Oct. 30, 2021 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts *SOLD OUT* #
Sun. Oct. 31, 2021 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Made *SOLD OUT*
Thu. Dec. 30, 2021 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *SOLD OUT*
Fri. Dec. 31, 2021 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *SOLD OUT*
Sat. Jan. 1, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *SOLD OUT*
Thu. Jan. 20, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre %
Fri. Jan. 21, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
Sat. Jan. 22, 2022 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry %
Sun. Jan. 23, 2022 – Durham, NC @ Motorco %
Mon. Jan. 24, 2022 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle %
Tue. Jan. 25, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
Wed. Jan. 26, 2022 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt %
Fri. Jan. 28, 2022 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat %
Sat. Jan. 29, 2022 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %
Sun. Jan. 30, 2022 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %
Fri. Feb. 4, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater (+ film screening) %
Sat. Feb. 5, 2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Gray Area %
Mon. Feb. 7, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom %
Tue. Feb. 8, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom %
Wed. Feb. 9, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre %
Thu. Feb. 10, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile %
Fri. Feb. 11, 2022 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater %
Mon. Feb. 14, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage (+ film screening @ La Peniche Cinema) ^^
Tue. Feb. 15, 2022 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje (+ film screening @ Lux Cinema) ^^
Wed. Feb. 16, 2022 – Leipzig, DE @ WERK2 (+ film screening @ UT Connewitz) ^^
Thu. Feb. 17, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Astra (+ film screening @ Intimes Kino ) ^^
Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom ^^
Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 – Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom (+ film screening @ Zed Cinema) ^^
Sun. Feb. 20, 2022 – London, UK @ Earth (+ film screening @ Rio Cinema) !
Sat. June 4, 2022 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound

^ = w/ Drab Majesty
# = w/ Lucy
% = w/ Hiro Kone
^^ = w/ Kris Baha
! = w/ Helm

Pre-order the Runner (original soundtrack) by Boy Harsher HERE