By: Amanda Hather
Album – The Runaway Club
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-runaway-club/id808297985
Release Date – March 4th, 2014
Genre – 80s Pop/Synth
The Runaway Club has brought back the synth music of the past and given it a new light. Normally, I am not a fan of music that has heavy synth use, but there is something about this album that makes me love it. It somehow manages to be upbeat and mellow at the same time, allowing the listener to just relax and listen to it or get up and party.
My favourite songs off the album would have to be “By Your Side” and “Lightning”. The lyrics in these songs are easy to connect and relate to. There are also a couple of songs that would appeal to those who love synth heavy music, such as “Dead or Alive”.
Over all, I was surprised that I liked this album. I was hesitant when seen that they were a band that uses a lot of synth, but immediately regretted that I judged the music before I actually listened to it. I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what makes me love this album, but there is something there. There is something different about this band, in a good way. Whether you are a fan of the genre or not, you should check this album out, you may be just as surprised as I was.
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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.