M. Ward "The First Time I Ran Away" (video)

M. Ward 'The First Time I Ran Away' (video)
If you were eager to get a taste of M. Ward's new album, well, here you go. The first single from the forthcoming A Wasteland Companion is "The First Time I Ran Away," and it has been released with an accompanying video.

The track sounds like classic M. Ward, with the songwriter's deep and husky vocals floating atop of a warm bed of folksy acoustic strumming and cooing harmonies. As for the clip, it takes a literal approach by depicting many of the lyrics in animated form. If the style looks a bit familiar, that's because it was directed by Joel Trussell, who also did that "Chinese Translation" video.