As the stacks of new music piled up throughout a tense and trying 2020, High Plains Morning did its best to sprint through the bulk of our regional artists and get them in rotation for all you morning music lovers. However, the sheer volume of album submissions meant a LONG road to catching up! Thankfully, we finally made it through to the enchantingly-illustrated debut from Austin-based cellist, singer, and songwriter Diana Burgess: You Run, which was released last summer (but only recently uploaded for our listeners). We talked to the artist about this intimate record, which was more than six years in the making. Covering everything from her writing process and inspiration behind the songs to the production and instrumentation involved in evoking such personal spaces, our conversation offers insight to her poignant lyrics that grapple with grief, intimacy, and perseverance. We also discuss her collaboration with Mother Falcon and the group’s educational outreach work that has thrived despite the pandemic.