Lily Rose Returns With Authentic ‘Runnin’ Out Of Time’ EP

“I think these six songs are the most autobiographical about where I am right now in this season of life,” Rose shared.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 10, 2024


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Lily Rose; Photo by Cal & Aly

Lily Rose reclaims her sound in an authentic display of real-life stories and aspirations told throughout her latest EP, Runnin’ Outta Time. This six-song project was co-written by Rose and produced by Paul DiGiovanni. 

As the project’s lead track, “The Goal,” suggests, Rose has been taking a good hard look at where she’s currently at in life as a happily married 30-something and is now openly reflecting on the shift in her priorities. The stories behind each of the remaining tracks stem from a similar place, which finds the Georgia native caught between wanting to slow down and enjoy the present with the people she loves most and feeling as if she has to try and keep up with the fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle of an artist. This collection of vulnerable lyrics gives Rose the chance to be her most authentic self while also offering listeners a bit of comfort if they can relate to that feeling.

“My wife and I got married just a little over a year ago, and we understand that being in our 30’s, this chapter of just being the two of us in party mode might be coming to an end. So it feels like that thing where you’re running out of time, but also I hadn’t put out music in a long time and there was a little bit of that, everyone puts out music so quickly and are you running out of time? And we’re actually just getting started, which is great.”

Lily Rose; Runnin' Outta Time
Lily Rose; Runnin’ Outta Time

The trailblazer admits that with the help of some of Nashville’s finest songwriters including Trannie Anderson, Blake Pendergrass, Hillary Lindsey, Emily Weisband and more, she was able to hone in on this realization while paying tribute to themes related to her family, her hometown and learning to celebrate the simple moments in everyday life. 

This raw chapter of tunes serves as a long-awaited follow-up to Rose’s critically acclaimed 2022 debut STRONGER THAN I AM, which features her viral hit, “Villain.”

“I think after ‘Villain,’ there were a lot of attempts at writing a follow-up hit and between that and just navigating my writing circle and meeting so many new writers in town, the music just didn’t feel like me. It felt great, but it didn’t feel like me,” Rose shared honestly with Country Now ahead of her acoustic set at Live In The Vineyard Goes Country 2024

“Right now, I’m working with a new producer, Paul DiGiovanni, who’s also such an anchor in the writing room. I found my community and I’ve started writing honest stuff about my life. So I think these six songs are the most autobiographical about where I am right now in this season of life.”

Before the official collection was unveiled, “True North” and “Parking Lot” served as the perfect introduction to the mature themes and impressive storytelling told throughout the project.

“They’ve been really receptive to ‘True North’ and ‘Parking Lot’ that both came out sometime in late April,” Rose said of the fans’ response to her previous releases. “’True North,’ it’s just so cool. You’ve got Hillary Lindsey’s vocals, the lead guitar part and it’s all just really cool. The production is exactly what I want the new chapter to be introduced as.”

From the sentimental reflection in “The Goal” all the way down to the upbeat, joy-filled energy of the title track, and all the important reminders presented in between, Runnin’ Outta Time acts as the perfect addition to Lily Rose’s catalog. 

Runnin’ Outta Time Track List:

1. “The Goal” (Lily Rose, Paul DiGiovanni, Trannie Anderson, Seth Ennis)

2. “Back Pew” (Lily Rose, Emily Weisband, Andy Albert, Paul DiGiovanni)

3. “Parking Lot” (Lily Rose, Lindsay Rimes, John Pierce)

4. “True North” (Lily Rose, Trannie Anderson, Hillary Lindsey, David Garcia)

5. “Two Flowers” (Lily Rose, Blake Pendergrass, Paul DiGiovanni)

6. “Runnin’ Outta Time” (Lily Rose, Lydia Vaughan, Blake Pendergrass, David Garcia)

The night before the official release, the Georgia native hosted a grand celebration at Nashville’s newly renovated Cannery Hall. The evening, which was dubbed “Runnin’ Outta Time: The Immersive Live Experience,” brought an unparalleled performance by Rose as she showcased the new tracks in front of fans, industry and every writer on the project.

Lily Rose; Photo by Catherine Powell
Lily Rose; Photo by Catherine Powell

Rose will continue the live performances on Saturday, May 11 when she finally makes her Grand Ole Opry debut. This milestone night will serve as a full circle moment for Rose, who recalled her time working at the Opry Mills mall, which shares a parking lot with the Grand Ole Opry, and dreaming of the day she would finally get her chance to step into that coveted circle.

“I stocked shelves overnight for about four and a half years there. I promised myself I’d never step into that building until I had that date booked and we did it. So I’m excited. We’ve been patient with the debut and making sure that I really had something to say rather than I could just go play it. So I’m really stoked.”

This summer, Lily Rose will take her new music on the road as she serves as a supporting act for Cole Swindell and Luke Bryan while also taking the stage at some of the hottest fairs and festivals. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.