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Listen now: Roberta Flack releases first new single in seven years, “Running”


Jeri JonesRoberta Flack is back with her first new single in seven years, “Running,” which is featured in a new documentary about the world’s longest footrace.

The song plays over the closing credits of the documentary 3100: Run and Become, about the annual Self-Transcendence 3,100 mile race in New York City.

The four-time Grammy winner says the lyrics reflect how she’s overcome the stroke she suffered in 2016. In the song, she sings, “If I just keep running then I’ve already won.”

“The lyrics to ‘Running’ speak to where I am now, working to keep going through music,” Flack says. 

Last month, the 81-year-old singer was honored by the Jazz Foundation of America at its 27th annual fundraising Loft Party in New York City.

“Running” is now available on all digital music platforms.

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