LA-based artist Tony Bucci, the singer and guitarist behind Broken Field Runner, has spent the last three years crafting a music self-portrait. In 2020 he shared his EP BROKEN. 2021 brought us FIELD and this year Tony returns with his latest EP RUNNER, the final release in the trilogy, on March 4th via Jetsam-Flotsam.
The new single, “Baby Satan,” returns to the Emo-tinged Pop Punk roots. Lyrically, the track explores permanence and longing for rebirth. Musically, Bucci offsets his poetic musings with driving, visceral Indie Rock. The result feels irresistibly upbeat, but with plenty of angst and drama running underneath, all of which gets unleashed on the standout chorus.
“‘Baby Satan’ was written in a late night jam session in 2019 with NXNES and Alonso Figueroa and, while I’m not certain, I️ think the name was given as a placeholder for the voice memo we demoed that same night and just stuck. The verse riff I wrote, honest to god, after trying to play RHCP’s ‘Scar Tissue.’ It’s as much about the permanence of birth and death as it is about a piece of music you put your name to once a recording is released. It’s about loving and raising the baby even if that baby is Satan.”
Watch the video for “Baby Satan” below and keep checking back for more from Broken Field Runner!