Eli Hurts has released a new single, “Runts” today via Rude Records. “Runts” arrives alongside a music video, which can be seen now below.
Eli Hurts is the solo project from songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eli Hirsch (courtship). “Runts” follows last year’s single, “The Best” and marks his first new single of 2022.
“When I played this riff for the first time I was sure I stole it,” says Eli on the new song. “I don’t think I did, but who knows. I love this song. I really wish I wasn’t a runt, and in some areas, I’m not but in many I am. there’s not much to do about it except embrace it. and find other runts. and take over the world. I love you my runts”
While on the road with courtship, Eli was working through “the big break up” and a recent diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. “But not the kind where you need things to be tidy in your space – the kind where you have obsessive thoughts,” he shares. Those obsessive thoughts quickly became scribbles in a notebook that eventually sparked the idea for Eli Hurts.