Breakout country trio is all about smeared “Lipstick” and a classic cowboy feel.
With their debut single, “Lipstick,” having become a smash hit on the country music charts, Runaway June are poised to be the genre’s next big thing.
Consisting of Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne and Hannah Mulholland, the trio describe their music as having a “cowboy feel.” “When you get the chance to hear the songs together there’s this beautiful, American cowboy, western thread that runs through it,” Naomi explains.
She adds that this theme is one that resonates worldwide, noting, “There’s this incredible fantasy, and romance, surrounding the American western cowboy, and it’s heard all around the world. People come here to see the museums, and they watch westerns in India. Somehow we’ve managed to have a thumbprint of that running through everything. It’s not like a rhinestone western, it’s definitely a cowboy theme.”
It won’t be long before everyone is enjoying the cowboy feel of the music of Runaway June. Here are 10 things you need to know about the country trio before they hit it big.
The Group’s Origin Story Begins in a Nashville Writers Room
“We were instant friends in the writing room,” Naomi remembers. “When we met, and started writing together, all of us were like holy crap, this is something really cool.”
Once they felt the spark of musical chemistry, Naomi notes it didn’t take long for the songs to start flowing. “We wrote our first song within an hour, which is really rare, and we just knew immediately something was going to happen with us.”
They’re Honored By All The Dixie Chicks Comparisons
Being that Runaway June is a trio of women performing country music, everyone’s first point of reference when describing them is the Dixie Chicks. According to Hannah, “Every time we get that comparison it’s a big honor.”
She adds that while Runaway June differs from the Dixie Chicks in a number of ways, “All three of us grew up listening to the Dixie Chicks, so in whatever way they did, they’ve shaped us.”