Runaway June have announced their rootsy new EP, backstory, coming Friday, August 20th. Pre-save/pre-add HERE.
With all three ladies now married, backstory weaves the tale of where it all begins, before finding a happily ever after.
Dann Huff produced the first two tracks of the EP. Opening with the fiery bluegrass head-banger, “Forgot About That” romanticizes all the good memories that surface when you run into your ex, refusing to remember what led to the relationship’s downfall. Getting caught up in the moment, the lively, relatable track hits on the embarrassing truth of “heartbreak amnesia.”
The chillingly smooth ballad “Down The Middle” confesses to the realistic emotions felt after a gut-wrenching breakup, when there’s nothing you can do to relieve the pain because a “heart doesn’t break down the middle,” and there’s no quick fix.
Produced by Mark Trussell, “T-Shirt” — the breezy, up-tempo, good riddance track — rounds out the project. With female empowerment at the forefront, our heroine triumphs over her past, refusing to return to a dead-end relationship, whimsically sounding off that she’s “been there, done that, got the t-shirt.”
Joining Luke Bryan’s Proud To Be Right Here Tour on Thursday, August 19th in St. Louis, Missouri, Runaway June’s backstory drops the next day — Friday, August 20th — via BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records.
For more information on Runaway June and to see their full list of tour dates, visit HERE.
backstory Track Listing:
1. Forgot About That (Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, Corey Crowder, Emily Shackelton)*
2. Down The Middle (Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, Hannah Mulholland, Barry Dean, Tofer Brown)*
3. T-Shirt (Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, Adam Hambrick, Mark Trussell)^
*Produced by Dann Huff
^Produced by Mark Trussell