It's a personal narrative: a retrospective wrapped in a love story, with a heartbeat pulse, a flat-picked guitar, and a gravelly voice. It's very much modern acoustic pop, but it has a veneer of sympathy, and of honesty, that elevates the images and gives a strong sense of purpose.
It's the little things like thematic consistency and small variation, when done correctly, leave little symbols floating around in the listeners' mind... A liberty bell, a feeling of motion, that visceral sense of attachment to someone, or something: exciting, tantalizing, immediate, and worth everything.
"Run Like Hell," is the new single from America's Got Talent finalist, Taylor Mathews, produced by The Chemistri. It is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.
Music writer and podcaster.