1st Base Runner Releases Haunting New Single, Teams Up With Legendary Director Matt Mahurin For “Break Even” Music Video
Austin, TX Singer Songwriter 1st Base Runner will release a new single “Break Even” on July 9, with a video directed by Matt Mahurin (Tom Waits, Alice in Chains).
– Jon C. Ireson
AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, July 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter 1st Base Runner continues his streak of new releases with new single “Break Even” on the 9th July, the 3rd track to be released from the upcoming album ‘Seven Years of Silence’ (due July 30). A music video by Matt Mahurin (Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel, Alice in Chains) will also be released on July 9.
The outsider artistic vision of 1st Base Runner is largely tinged with melancholy, gothic and avant-garde. Tim Husmann works with the meticulousness of Trent Reznor or the masters of slow play Godspeed You! Black Emperor, enveloping each of his post-punk astral pieces in aerial layers of cosmic synthesis.
From the artist:
“This song is about the expectations that others place on us in life. It could and should include life partners, parents, and bossy figures in general. It is written from the perspective of a teenager trying to find one. to the world. to reconcile the void between what is often given as advice and the underlying truths of what it means to be human and to be at peace with one’s existence. This is also related to the interpretations of others of a vengeful creator and to the traps of projecting anger upon in the name of a deity. The song’s instrumental sections are intended to take the listener far and into deeper chasms of meaning and purpose. “- Tim Husmann / 1st Base Runner
1st Base Runner recently traveled to Los Angeles to shoot an extremely powerful and cryptic music video with legendary director Matt Mahurin (who directed Tom Waits “Hell Broke Luce”, Alice in Chains “No Excuses”, “Angry Chair” as well as videos for Sturgill Simpson, Soundgarden, Metallica, Hole, etc.). The video was commissioned by Dilly Gent (as Creative Director of Radiohead, Dilly commissioned their music videos and photographs, overseeing live television broadcasts and producing all visual content, documentaries and films including the Grammy nominated film “Meeting People Is Easy.”) probably attracted Matt Mahurin and Dilly Gent to an independent artist like 1st Base Runner’s bold and unabashedly dark artistic approach.
“Your music is gritty and groovy, haunting and hopeful, mysterious and modern.” —Matt Mahurin
“His music evokes vast expansive visuals; it’s extremely powerful.” —Dilly Ghent
The music video for “Break Even” is a real visceral opus. Matt Mahurin approaches the grainy origin story of 1st Base Runner with captivating and charged images that the viewer can use to explore “the deepest chasms of meaning and purpose”, as the artist intended.
1st Base Runner’s debut EP, Seven Years of Silence, will be released on July 30, 2021 on limited edition LP vinyl and all major streaming platforms.