Review – Young Running

By: Amanda Hather

Album – Small Town City
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Release Date – September 9, 2014
Genre – Indie Folk/Roots

Toronto four piece band Young Running includes Liam Kearney, James Moss, Spencer Irvine, and Kevin Braun. Their album, ‘Small Town City’, follows their previous album ‘Here Comes The Cavalry’ from 2011, and their EP ‘Coming Home’ from 2013.

The album definitely has the roots/country feel that the band prides itself on. The nine track release has a mix of faster and slower songs, some with more serious lyrics than others. The opening track, “Bigger”, has some of the more humorous lyrics of the rest of the songs. Other songs I enjoyed on the album would have to be “Darling”, “Days Pass”, “Train Ride”, and my favourite off of the album, “Stay With Me”.

Overall the album is definitely something you should look into. It’s not what I would usually listen to every day, but it is well put together and enjoyable. It would be a great addition to the playlist for those late summer parties if you want to get everyone up and dancing along.

Rating: 3/5

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I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.

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