RUN DOWNHILL is the brainchild of multi-Grammy® Award-winning artist T.J. Troy, a Los Angeles-based musician/writer/producer, and is the blend of his original music, comic book art and narrative, and multimedia live performance. The group’s newest album, nineteen/twenty, presents the artist coming into his own: 10 original songs, each penned in a single day, represent T.J.'s most ambitious undertaking to date, having written, produced, performed, recorded and mixed the entire album himself, a true solo effort. A short list of guest artists slowly intermingle across the songs, joining T.J. for a tune or two, and a healthy mix of instrumental and vocal-driven songs populate the album’s track list.
Included in the special edition 2-Disc set is the “Something Will Come of This” maxi-single/EP, including 3 very special B-sides. Moody, austere, and timely, the result is broad, lush harmonies, deliciously sonorous melodies, and rich textures reminiscent of the California spirit, albeit of times long gone.
Keeping with T.J.’s tradition of mixing mediums, he is joined by surrealist comic artist CGhirardo, contributing to Run Downhill’s established format combining music and comic book narrative concepts into a single performance medium; this video-based format, available on YouTube and Rumble, has become a hallmark feature of the band’s live performances, where each “Song Comic” video is projected next to the band, creating a visual narrative alongside the band’s densely cinematic tunes. Ghirardo’s art bends and blurs between fictional realities, and present the perfect counterpoint to this collection of Run Downhill songs, far and away the most personal and introspective songs the band has released.
2-Disc Collected Volume - includes the full 10-song album plus the 4-song maxi-single “Something Will Come of This.” 13 songs total and including a full lyric sheet, this is the most tangible of all listening experiences.
Motion Comic Video - the full album as told through a motion comic lens! 13 short stories from T.J. Troy and illustrated by the incomparable CGhirardo, these wonderful companion videos bring new life and context to RDh’s music…this is the full manifestation of the music, and is not to be missed!
Digital Download - want to support the artist by purchasing an album, but don’t want to deal with the physical CD? You can purchase the full 13-song 2-Disc set as a Digital Download from Bandcamp. Out of all digital resellers, Bandcamp gives the highest percentage of the asking price back to the artist, unlike some vendors who keep an inappropriately high handling fee. Bandcamp also hosts all of RDh’s previous catalog…your one-stop shop for Digital Downloads.
Streaming - You can find nineteen/twenty on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Rhapsody, Deezer, Pandora, and everywhere music is streamed. Or, use the embedded player below to stream directly from Spotify.