I’ve release a new “single” called Runner. It’s a song I wrote for my wife who took up long distance running a few years ago. Something to keep her motivated while she’s pounding through the long miles. During her last 1/2 marathon, just as she was starting to fade during the last 5k, it came on her playlist and got her through (so she tells me), so maybe it’ll be good luck for you too.
It’s a bit of weird song in that there isn’t a traditional chorus. It’s 5 minutes (or nearly 8 minutes in the Marathon Mix version) of the same 4 cord guitar progression. The drums and ancillary parts give the song dynamics. Normally I wouldn’t subject you to such a repetitive song, but it fits with running, which is entirely repetitious. Somehow it works if you give yourself into it. It seemed to fit with the hypnotic pattern and emotional journey one goes through in doing anything difficult and requiring stamina.
Runner is the first song for a new release I’m working on, tentatively called The Happiness EP – one song for each of my darling family members. I expect it will be done by the summer of 2012.
You can download for free here: http://closertofour.bandcamp.com/album/runner-single