There is a reason heartbreak songs are so popular. Arriving at just the right time for a lot of listeners, hearing lyrics that navigate emotional terrain we’ve all been down can be comforting and cathartic. When it comes to the latest release from Melbourne group The Run, this feeling definitely applies. The band’s new single Missing Out On captures gorgeous choral vocals in with a mix of indie and soul similar to Ruel and Lime Cordiale, to present a musical letter to the one who is not going to be keeping you down.
Lead vocalist Connor Morel charges with emotion as he sings about a love lost but personal growth and strength gained, backed by a rich chorus of voices that really drive the lyrics home. Music swells and builds as the rhythm guitar takes on an almost vintage soul throwback in amongst the fresh contemporary rock sounds courtesy of Will Conway and Sab Rawson. Recording the single with Ezekiel Fenn and Michael Best (Entente Music, Big Creature), The Run emerge for 2019 with possibly their strongest sound yet.
A journey music listeners first got a taste of back in 2017 with the single Everything You Want, The Run have been consistently defining and exploring their musical identity. Where they are at now represents not only cohesiveness, but excitement in knowing what’s to come. Thriving on live stages, The Run are in the best place they can be. “Recording the single was probably the most caffeinated week I’ve had on planet Earth and I don’t regret a thing. It was super nerve-racking (this song’s been floating around for about a year and a half now) so trying to make sure we ‘got it right’ was something that was really important to us,” Will Conway, The Run.
With Connor behind the camera directing the music video for Missing Out On, the band and their creative team were able to inject some humour into the song which, on its own, is quite heavy in its impact. The story, developed between The Run, Blaise White, PJ White and Caitlin Reynolds, took proceedings out to the Bellarine Peninsula, through Geelong and Melbourne’s outer suburbs. “We were originally going to do something real serious but we decided it just wasn’t us and that if it was really going to land as truthful, we had to do something left of centre. We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by a friendship group of creatives that make thinking ideas like this up super easy.” Connor Morel, The Run
Set to launch Missing Out On in Melbourne this September, The Run are amped to debut a brand new live show; this is just the beginning of a brand new chapter. “This year has been our best one yet with people really loving what we’re doing and really wanting new material from us. ‘Missing Out On’ is our way of giving back and thanking people for their reception to our music.” The Run
THE RUN MISSING OUT ON SINGLE LAUNCH
Thursday 12th September The Gasometer Melbourne
with Benjamin Trillado, Tess Guthrie – Tickets
Missing Out On is released Friday August 30th.