Entering 2019 with sights set high, Melbourne’s Run Rabbit Run introduce their latest sounds; this time in the melodically rich ‘Faker’.
Delving into a multi-faceted and textured soundscape that brings to light their songwriting talent and matured artistry.
Acoustic guitar gently buoys Michael Roberts’ velvety deep vocals, while striking band harmonies swell throughout. ‘Faker’, a song that deals with personal anxieties and challenges, is a composition that entices the listener with its warmth, but in Roberts’ earnest vocal delivery, the lyricism of the song is what captures the attention and holds on tight.
Much like artists including Boy & Bear, Bon Iver and Fleetwood Mac, a band like Run Rabbit Run thrives off a tight connection between its members. ‘Faker’ is a perfect example of all the puzzle pieces fitting perfectly in studio. An end result awash in different emotions, colours, while retaining a strong central musical identity. Roberts, who wrote ‘Faker’, opens up and pens a narrative centred on producing happy facades when the individual is feeling far from it.
“A while back I was finding myself in these social scenarios where I wasn’t being truly honest with myself and others about what I wanted or how I was feeling. The song’s not really focused in on my own experience, but certainly inspired by what I was going through at the time.”
With ‘Faker’ being the first taste of Run Rabbit Run’s forthcoming sophomore EP, fans can be expecting more from the band as this year rolls out. The band are ready to introduce audiences to this new phase – one they’re guaranteed to be charmed by once again.
RUN RABBIT RUN ‘FAKER’ LAUNCH SHOW
Friday March 15th The Workers Club Melbourne
with Ben Whiting, KILNS
$15 on the door