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"The First Time I Ran Away" by M. Ward

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After successfully moulding Zooey Deschanel into an indie folk darling, M. Ward has taken some time to himself. (It was time well spent.)

“The First Time I Ran Away”, the lead track off his seventh solo album is so distinctly Ward: shimmering guitars, lush soundscapes and sentimental melodies. Hey, we enjoy She & Him as much as anyone—Zooey! Zooey! Zooey!—but when the results are this mesmerising, let the man sing.

A Wasteland Companion is out on 10 April through Merge.

Words by Adam Baidawi