In “Running,” Kate Bollinger Depicts The Mixed Feelings Surrounding Failed Relationships

Photo Credit: Jonathan Roensch

As the seasons change with the beginning of fall, now is the perfect time to start curating that fall playlist full of soft folk songs that are great to listen to while walking around in a comfy sweater while red and orange leaves fall from the trees. One song that should definitely be on this playlist is Kate Bollinger’s newest single, “Running.”

“Running” is a raw depiction of the feelings surrounding the end of a relationship, with Bollinger’s soft vocals at the forefront of the song. It opens with just Bollinger and an acoustic guitar, building up to the addition of a soft drum beat in the chorus. 

Listen to “Running” below:

The meaning behind the song, Bollinger explains, is

“It’s a song about a failing relationship, a new time in my life, deep insecurity and anxiety, and wanting to be really known and loved by someone. I’ve tried lots of different styles of songwriting and I think I’ve made lots of things that don’t really reflect who I am anymore, but this song feels representative of the core of who I am.”

Lyrically, “Running” paints a picture of Bollinger’s feelings about this failing relationship, especially in the chorus as she sings, “Wait, I’m always running/ I can’t keep up it seems/ Even in my dreams/ Look, not from the outside/ But how can I escape/ What you don’t know to do.” The descriptive nature of the lyrics, combined with the soft instrumental and Bollinger’s vocals makes “Running” a great song for the fall, especially when reflecting on life and past relationships.

Fans of “Running” will have a chance to see Kate Bollinger perform live throughout this October on tour. Be sure to get tickets soon though, as tickets are going fast, with both her shows in Los Angeles, along with her Seattle show, already selling out.

Below are the tour dates and venues that are currently not sold out:

10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

10/16 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

10/18 – Santa Cruz, CA @  Catalyst Atrium

For more information on the tour, and to get tickets, be sure to visit Kate Bollinger’s Official Website. To stay up to date with Kate Bollinger and her music, check her out on:

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Also, be sure to watch the video for “Running.” It’s full of peaceful and scenic landscapes layered with a grainy filter giving the video a nostalgic feel that complements the tone and vibe of the song.

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Hello! I love writing about a variety of topics, such as books and music, and have my own blog, https://readingandwritingthroughlife.com/. I also do freelance work, which you can see more of on my portfolio website, https://erinfreelancewriting.com/.
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enordhof Author
Hello! I love writing about a variety of topics, such as books and music, and have my own blog, https://readingandwritingthroughlife.com/. I also do freelance work, which you can see more of on my portfolio website, https://erinfreelancewriting.com/.

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