The project of the now LA-based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Noah Weinman, Runnner's poignant reflections on the isolation and anxiety caused by a sense of rootlessness radiate with wit and charm. While writing the songs that now span Always Repeating, he floated between Providence, Los Angeles, and New York. "It's like I sing about these places yearning to be there, but also knowing full well that what I'm really missing is the people I met and the experiences I had," Weinman explains. "I get restless and frustrated in my present, and romanticize my past while pushing myself into some different chapter-one that usually starts with me in a dark place and some songs in my journal. These songs end up being the constant for me over the years."
The 10-track collection is composed of five re-recorded versions of songs that appeared on Runnner's 2017 debut, Awash, and 2020's One of One EP. Although the songs were written over the course of three years, all find Weinman grappling with the same thing: feelings of uncertainty about his life.