Video: 1st Base Runner – Near Me

1st Base Runner is an alternative rock singer songwriter based in Austin, USA. He’s just released his second album Ellis from which his new track and video Near Me is taken.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Heather Gildroy

For the video, 1st Base Runner teamed up with Radiohead creative director Dilly Gent. The video has the same kind of surreal storytelling that you’ll have come to expect from Dilly’s work, and musically Near Me isn’t too dissimilar from the band’s work, though perhaps a little more upbeat from Radiohead’s world famous melancholia. Rock sensibilities blend with echoing effects and pleading vocals to create something that is as emotive as it is groovy.

The combination of the sound and visuals provides a beautiful introduction to 1st Base Runner for us. I can’t wait to hear more from him. The EP Ellis is out now and you can watch the video for Near Me below.

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