Track Review: “Run” – Blonds

Boyfriend-girlfriend duo Blonds have released the first single, “Run,” from their forthcoming LP The Bad Ones. The track was debuted by the good people over at Stereogum, and is sure spread like wildfire through the music news channels. Everything from Blonds’ sound to their lyrics to their album art, taps into something classic and profound. The cover for the single depicts a male child holding a pistol to another child’s head as a group of military personnel stand in line in the background. The opening few minutes of the song invoke a Nancy Sinatra smokiness in Cari Rae’s vocals before the song explodes into soaring, distorted guitar and plodding drums. The sparse guitar solo around the three-minute-mark is full of bluesy goodness. In the final phase of the song resolves to Rae chanting lyrics that I can already hear music fans everywhere singing loudly, “All I do is run, run run.” “Run” is soulful, rocking, and anthemic. Stream it or download below.

Download: Blonds РRun

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Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.

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