Runnner today released a new version of “Urgent Care” from Always Repeating, his recent debut for Run For Cover Records, in the form of “Snowplow,” a tender acoustic version featuring his frequent collaborator Skullcrusher (aka Helen Ballentine).
Runnner’s Noah Weinman explains: “I originally wrote this song as ‘Urgent Care’ which poked fun at my hypochondria a little bit and was a pretty solitary song. Helen and I played it as a duet a few times and I was struck by how new it felt – like this was a version from both perspectives in the song at the same time. So we decided to give it it’s own recording.”
10-track collection is composed of five re-recorded versions of songs that appeared on Runnner’s 2017 debut, Awash, and 2020’s One of One EP. Although the songs were written over the course of three years, all find Weinman grappling with the same thing: feelings of uncertainty about his life. 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 the music. “I began to feel like all of the people I knew and had met maybe never really existed,” Weinman explains. “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. It’s interesting that the feelings I had then overlap with the feelings I’ve had in the past year, where everybody feels distant and far away.”
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