Hailing from Georgia, newcomer Ty Bates released his self titled debut EP in 2014. His latest single from the project is entitled “Runnin’.” The song is about the demise of a relationship, not because of the usual culprits, but because “she was lonely for too long and I didn’t see it coming.” Bates’ vocals convey the sorrow and regret of a man who was blindsided to learn of her unhappiness. Even though it is a mid-tempo tune, it’s a story song that evokes sadness because it reaffirms that it really is the simple things, like time and attention, that make a relationship.....well, a relationship.
“Didn’t see the warnings of a woman who was letting me know
She was moving on
I didn’t have some woman on the side
Wasn’t telling her no lies
All she wanted was a little bit more of my time”
Purchase the single here