Following press acclaim and BBC Introducing support for her debut single Good For Nothing, London singer, songwriter and producer Runrummer drops another new track today lifted from her upcoming debut EP Soul Wrinkles (set for release on 9th November). Penny Drop was co-produced with Rob Daniels at the Cafe Music Studio (Jon Hopkins, Brian Eno, Imogen Heap) and the dreamy electropop track is on streaming platforms now.
“This song is about being in a relationship and suddenly realising that something’s not right,” explains Runrummer, AKA Livi Morris. “That ‘penny drop’ moment where suddenly everything makes sense and becomes clear, even if the conclusion is a negative one. It follows a story where two lovers realise it’s over, but at different points and in their own separate ways. The first verse follows the realisation of one person, and the the second verse follows the realisation of the other. The coffee shop represents this mythical place where you just want to run and escape to. Everyone has their own place of escapism and the coffee shop narrative tries to symbolise that. It’s a place to find calm and work things out.”
Runrummer is originally from Bromsgrove and takes her moniker from the famous Rum Runner Club that helped launch Brummie bands Duran Duran and Dexys Midnight Runners in the 70s and 80s. A veteran of the music industry by her teens, she spent time writing and collaborating with The Chainsmokers and Showtek before embarking on her own solo musical journey. Like many of the new crop of young British pop, she pulls influences from 80s electro bands alongside contemporary sounds from Flume, Tame Impala and King Princess and frankly explores complex subjects like gender identity, mental health and sexuality in her lyrics.