Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian Sims, aka Run Child Run, has spent the last five years exploring, developing and perfecting his own very unique sound and yesterday unleashed a collection of his compositions via debut album, Vanishing Point.
During his own evolution process Ian Sims has spent time collaborating with a diverse group of artists including Nicolas Jaar, Queen Elephantine, Dave Harrington and Momo Ishiguro and is heavily influenced by the sounds of jazz, classical Indian music, trip-hop and minimalist structures. He is inspired by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nikhil Banerjee, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Portishead and James Blake and in his own words has described how, “The music is primarily a process, a practice of self-discovery more concerned with approach than with outcome. It is a meditation, in which melodies and rhythms are explored through repetition until they find their simple resting place.”
Vanishing Point is a product of numerous evocative late-night reflections presented by hypnotic vocals in a landscape of textured atmospheres, mesmerising beats and minimal organ. The utterly distinct, superb and very original Can’t Catch Me was the first track from this record to be released (check that out here) and is joined by 5 other songs that I am working my way through right now! Hungry instantly caught my ear with the hypnotic drone of its compelling melody and very soothing, mesmerising vocals; it’s so different and this is what makes Run Child Run stand out..Listen above and order Vanishing Point from here.