Strawberry Runners spins harrowing, confessional storytelling with catchy melodies into irresistible pop songs. With a reverence for their humble roots in the DIY music community, and traces of 90’s pop-punk grit, the outline of this Denver band begins to take shape. Their music weaves precise and elegantly constructed instrumentation through the evocative vocal melodies of songwriter Emi Night. Night composes powerful and poignant lyrics that conjure detailed portraits of her experience growing up in the Ohio River Valley.
Tackling dark personal experiences including familial abuse, violence, abandonment, and sexual assault, through her songwriting Night is able to begin to articulate what was silenced in her childhood. “These stories are a vehicle for some of the pain and love and wisdom that’s been obscured by a lifetime of fear and secrecy. These songs try to give voice to my experiences as a child.”
Contrasted with charming, energetic performances and captivating melodies, her dark and deeply personal experiences are transformed from tragedy into defiant and poetic moments of growth. Through the storytelling in her upcoming album, 'When We Were Good', she aims to bring awareness to the invisible and guarded stories that lie beneath the surface of many individuals' daily lives, and to help guide survivors of similar experiences toward empowerment. Listeners are drawn deeper as they find themselves reflected in her innately human stories.