The East London artist explores her past in a potent alt-pop anthem
For East London songwriter Runrummer (Real name Liv Morris) – Her music has always been meant as a reflection of herself and her own personal hardships. Growing up, Morris faced a struggle to find herself as she came to terms with her sexuality and gender identity. Her unique brand of alt-pop, layered in glistening synth elements, portrays her story till now.
Birmingham, Brighton, Lancaster and even Canada, before settling down in East London. Her experiences have given her an open-minded viewpoint with which to face the world. The new single ‘Toronto’, portrays a confusing yet exciting time in the young artists life, understanding her identity and sexuality while living in Canada.
Built around the core of an undeniably funk-rich bassline, it’s a track that’s rich in analogue synth elements. Speaking on the new single, Runrummer states:
“Toronto is a song about growing up with big dreams, but feeling trapped in a place where you can’t achieve them. I lived in Ontario when I was 19 and Toronto was always a place which made me feel excited for life and the future. On the flip side it also embodies a time where my life was in turmoil and I had lots of apprehensions – about being gay, coming out, experimenting with drugs, living far away from home for the first time, and trying to live up to people’s expectations. I think this feeling of teetering on a double-edged sword, on the cusp of life, is really what the song really tries to capture”.