Runaway June: backstory – EP Review

Runaway June are back with their newest EP titled backstory, out today, August 20th on all streaming platforms.  Check out our full review and listen to the new music below.

We have been big fans of all-girl trio Runaway June since their inception. The ladies first hit the country music scene with the release of their debut project back in September 2018. Now, Naomi Cooke, Natalie Stovall, and Jennifer Wayne come together with three perfectly executed songs on their brand new EP backstory.

“These three songs tell the stories and paint the picture of the heartbreak, joy & freedom that comes along with growing up & moving forward. They represent the road to loving yourself and ultimately someone else,” Runaway June shares on their Instagram. It is clear that the songstresses knew exactly what messages they wanted to convey with their new project.

The first song “Forgot About That” is one of those nostalgic songs that will get suck in your head. Lyrically, the song expresses all the feelings and the memories that rush to the surface, when you run into your ex. The concept is as relatable as can be. We all know what it is like to forget the bad and only remember the good.

“Down The Middle” is a heart-achingly beautiful ballad. The song is palpable, conveying how we all feel when our heart gets broken. Runaway June do not try to sugarcoat or gloss over the heartbreak. They simply share that pain is something you have to go through in order to find your way back to love.

Finally, “T-Shirt” is the up-tempo track off the record. The song is all about female empowerment. The ladies of Runaway June take charge of their lives, refusing to go back to a relationship that no longer serves them. The songstresses express how it feels to find your voice and finally learn your worth in a relationship and in love.

backstory is the perfect reintroduction to Cooke, Stovall, and Wayne. Runaway June showcase, where they have come from with this there-song EP. We cannot wait to learn more about where they are now and where they are headed through their music in the future.

The new project comes just in time for the ladies to hit the road for their stint on Luke Bryan’s ‘Proud To Be Right Here Tour.’ For tickets and more information, head to

backstory EP Tracklist:

  1. Forgot About That (Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, Corey Crowder, Emily Shackelton)
  2. Down The Middle (Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, Hannah Mulholland, Barry Dean, Tofer Brown)
  3. T-Shirt (Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, Adam Hambrick, Mark Trussell

Runaway June’s brand new EP ‘backstory,’ is out today, August 19th.

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backstory is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.