J.R. Rund uses the pace of life, in all its peacefulness and imperfections, to tell a story. Rund’s songwriting comes from a place of vulnerability yet empowerment. In “Whisper & Shout”, Rund unravels the moments of lonely confusion and turns it into something to chew on. Always pressing forward, Rund’s music turns the key for these emotions to live in. A self-professed disciple of American songwriting trailblazers John Prine and Tom Petty, his songs are crafted like his favorite cocktail; an old fashioned. Composed of equal parts gut wrenching emotion and tongue and cheek wit, this bitter and sweet combination is sure to deliver listeners laughter and tears, often during the same song.
Full of boozy moments and a pronounced, southern influence, the music lends itself to the aesthetic of a late night jam session that appropriately, doesn’t end until the sun rises the next morning, or the alcohol and the heartbreak have run out. #SadDadRock