[Video] – M. Ward – “The First Time I Ran Away”

M. Ward A Wasteland Companion album Artwork cover

Watch the video for M. Ward‘s first single from his new album A Wasteland Companion titled “The First Time I Ran Away”.

After three She & Him albums, singer-songwriter M. Ward is returning with his eight solo album in thirteen years. His last solo effort, “Hold Time”, released in 2009, was a fantastic display quality music, and this first taste of “A Wasteland Companion” follows suit.

The video itself follows a young boy on his adventures as he “runs away”, and includes a surprise ending. Visually, it’s pretty charming, with some great animation. The music that accompanies the visuals is classic M. Ward, with light, airy vocals, gentle guitar and fait percussion.

Watch the video below, check out  the cover above, and pre-order the album, due out April 10 on Merge Records here.