Electronic-folk artist RUNAH returns this month with her latest offering ‘Entropy,’ an artistic statement that looks set to cement her status as one of the most eclectic and interesting musicians working today.
Having made waves earlier this year with indie-dance single ‘Same Face‘, which gained prominence through inclusion on several high-profile Spotify playlists, this latest effort finds RUNAH exploring and reflecting on an inward looking journey of self-discovery. Describing herself as an artist who sits on the edge of fantasy, this release finds her on a more personal level – in her own words, she states: “Entropy is a word [I’ve] become fascinated with. My father talked to me about entropy and as with many of our conversations it stayed with me. Entropy; ‘lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.’“
Sonically, RUNAH establishes a concrete grasp of form from the very start, plunging us headfirst into the melody which is underpinned by a truly fantastic rhythm section, with bass and drums in perfect synchronicity, bringing to mind the rolling, hypnotic vibes of Laura Marling’s ‘Soothing’. There’s wonderful quality to RUNAH’s voice, brimming with confidence and an element of otherworldliness, which leads the track and keeps it grounded throughout.
This stable footing allows her to branch out from a solid foundation, taking the track in a number of fascinating directions, all the while keeping a steady momentum that constantly keeps the ear engaged. There’s a tight, restrained production throughout, and the number never outstays its welcome or tries to pull off more than it intends to. It gets into its groove and rides it through to its natural conclusion.
Her debut LP, Strange, released in 2019 on Beardfire Music, won plaudits from the likes of HotPress, Earmilk, Clash Magazine (and us!). Building on this success, ‘Entropy’ displays another confident step forward creatively for RUNAH. We can’t wait to hear where she takes us next.
‘Entropy’ is out now on Beardfire Music.