Download “Run Away With You,” thru iTunes: HERE
Country music lyrics have taken a beating lately for being stuck in a rut, lacking a compelling storyline, and overselling the same setting. Nouns play a big role in most country songs. In the new single from Big & Rich, verbs drive the story and the music captures a feeling. It seems ironic in a song about running away that you’d find such a perfect example of capturing something. It’s often difficult to describe feelings and even more challenging to convey a feeling through music. When you can put both together and pull the listener in to the emotion, you’ve just written a hit song.
“Run Away With You” is one of those rare songs that grabs you immediately. Not a word had been sung when I knew it was going to take me somewhere. It’s one of those close your eyes songs that compel you to let go and just listen. When John Rich starts singing, the journey begins. The tenderness in his voice conjures the feel of a soft touch and the spark you feel when you’re close to someone you connect with. When Kenny adds the harmonies, the spark turns to a fiery passion that ignites the desire to throw caution to the wind and run away with your heart’s desire. The pulse of those two beating hearts is steady and rhythmic in the music the guitars play until the feelings of love pull you under with the strength of a rip tide. The tight harmonies wash over the strings of the guitars and manifest a seductive, powerful sound. A boundless love finds room to run when the heart is open to the possibilities.
I miss your midnight kiss
And loving you all night long
This life’s like a rip tide
We’re barely hanging on
Caught up in the worry
And always in a hurry
Losing what we’re all about
Let’s slow it down
Take our love and get out of this town
Big & Rich‘s new album is called Gravity. What better place for a song like “Run Away With You” that describes the gravitational pull of two hearts that belong together finding their unified center of gravity in each other. It isn’t popular these days to put thought provoking songs on the radio. The trend is towards mindlessness over emotional engagement. Big Kenny and John Rich have created a powerful piece of music here that is lyrically thoughtful and musically moving. Listening to it makes you feel something and want to hear it again. When great music meets radio airplay, everybody wins.
From WAY North of Nashville……Bev Miskus
Download Gravity through iTunes: HERE
Visit Big & Rich’s website: http://www.bigandrich.com/