Runnner, aka LA indie-folk singer/songwriter Noah Weinman, has announced his debut full-length album, Like Dying Stars, We’re Reaching Out, due February 17 via Run For Cover. It follows Weinman’s “collection” album, Always Repeating, which came out last year. There’s a lead single titled “i only sing about food,” which is out now.
Here’s what Weinman says about “i only sing about food”:
I wrote this song at my friend’s house one morning. They were on a phone call in the other room so I remember playing very quietly and kind of mumbling until I just started saying “I’m an idiot,” which made me laugh so I decided it was a good starting point. It’s a song about trying to reckon the discord between how I thought of myself and how I felt like I was presenting myself. I was in a stage in my relationship where I wanted so badly to be known on all sides and layers, but felt frustrated at my attempts to convey them. For both production and video, I was really inspired by Madonna’s work from the late 90’s for the Music and Ray Of Light records.
02 “i only sing about food”
03 “bike again”
05 “chess with friends”
07 “noah needs a haircut”
08 “running in place at the edge of the map”
12 “a map for your birthday”
Like Dying Stars, We’re Reaching Out is out 2/17 via Run For Cover Records.