Creating soundwaves ever since she got her first guitar at aged just 12, rising force Runrummer has come a long way from writing EDM toplines for her DJ friends in her bedroom throughout her youth. Now set to be a big name in the industry, her new single ‘I Like Getting High (But Not All The Time)’ is already making ripples in the alt-pop scene. Catchy, melodic and infused with sounds that lend themselves to ‘80s pop, her latest EP has already caught the attention of music lovers across the globe due to its unique and uplifting vibe.
Growing up listening to her parents’ record collection – which included the likes of Kate Bush and David Bowie – it’s clear to see where Runrummer gets her ‘80s-inspired sound from. “There was always music blaring in our house while I was growing up,” she tells Student Pages. “My mum and dad have been strong influences musically. That’s what I grew up listening to and I think what gave me the buzz in terms of catchy melodies, hooks and synths.”
But like many talented young people going through the struggles of high school, a huge influence in her youth took the form of a less positive muse. Affected by bullying throughout secondary education, the 25-year-old artist began to use her talent as a form of escapism. “It was the one way to be myself; to completely lose myself in something and not give a shit about what anyone else was thinking. I could power all my emotions and feelings into the songs I was writing, which was a good outlet.”