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TEEN Share Video for New Song “Runner”

Good Fruit Due Out March 1 via Carpark

Jan 23, 2019 TEEN Bookmark and Share

Sister trio TEEN are releasing a new album, Good Fruit, on March 1 via Carpark. Previously they shared its first single, “Only Water,” via a video for the song (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, “Runner,” via a video for the track. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

TEEN’s Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson had this to say about the single in a press release: “In relationships, I have a fear of suffocation, a fear of losing freedom, and of anyone squashing my desires, my narrative. Mainly because it’s happened. With ‘Runner,’ I wanted to explore a feeling: what makes someone seemingly difficult? Particularly women? Rarely have I had the experience where my partner is OK with my complexities; my intensity, my warmth, my ambition, generosity or lack thereof. The fact that I unabashedly will not be contained. Instead my experience, especially in relationships with men, has been this: it is far more comfortable to keep me as a projection of what they want, rather than interact with who I really am. When I begin to feel this, and it’s often when a dude is asking me to be his girlfriend, and comply with his systems of habit, I run. This isn’t about a phobia of commitment. It is about looking at commitment differently and having the right to challenge what is being asked of one another.”

The album is the follow-up to 2016’s Love Yes. Charles Billot directed both the “Only Water” and “Runner” videos. Good Fruit‘s cover art was designed by Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic.

In a previous press release Teeny summed up the album this way: “A lot of what ties Good Fruit in…is forging new paths for ourselves and letting go of old ways of doing things.”

Read our The End interview with TEEN from 2016 and our 2016 Artist Survey interview with the band.

TEEN Tour Dates:

Mar 7: The Pinhook: Durham, NC
Mar 8: 529: Atlanta, GA
Mar 9: Savannah Stopover: Savannah, GA
Mar 12-17: SXSW: Austin, TX
Mar 19: The Echo: Los Angeles, CA*
Mar 20: Cafe du Nord: San Francisco, CA*
Mar 22: Mississippi Studios: Portland,OR*
Mar 23: Barboza: Seattle, WA*
Mar 24: Treefort Festival: Boise, ID
Mar 27: The Hideout: Chicago, IL
Mar 28: Beachland Tavern: Cleveland, OH
Mar 29: Elsewhere: Brooklyn, NY*
Mar 30: DC9: Washington, DC*

*with Methyl Ethel

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