Award-nominated country music trio Runaway June will release their bright, rootsy new EP, backstory, on Friday, August 20th — the same weekend they join Luke Bryan on his Proud To Be Right Here Tour. Pre-save/pre-add backstory HERE.
Drenched in intoxicating vocals, seamlessly rich harmonies and fervent western bluegrass, the new project focuses on heartbreak, break-ups and moving on. But they aren’t all smooth, cool ballads, the trio delivers on the high-energy, heart-pounding, folksy tracks that secured them as a Billboard “Chartbreaker” and the coveted honour of being named a “New Face” at the 2020 Country Radio Seminar.
The rock-n-roll western sound of Runaway June’s girl-power song catalogue brilliantly dazzles in the trio’s upcoming three-song EP, proof that “the Junes can do whatever they wish” (Rolling Stone).
With all three ladies — Naomi Cooke, Natalie Stovall and Jennifer Wayne — 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