Interview with The Running Lights

For any readers who aren’t familiar with your music, can you describe your sound and influences? 
Steve: Electro-poprock that makes you move and want to dance. My influences have always been on the heavier side but a good amount of it is rooted in rock. I love “I See Stars” because they’re able to seamlessly transition from a breakdown to a dance groove and back again.
Mike: In addition to the rock stuff we pretty much listen to pop radio 24/7 for structure ideas and soundscape.

“Once Upon A Time” came out a month ago, is there a story behind the single?
Mike: We wanted to have a track with that rolling bass sound reminiscent of modern Taylor Swift coupled with the lonely heart aspect of The 1975 or Nick Jonas. Once we got a groove together with a bass progression the rest of the production took shape quickly over the course of a day, the song, the lyrics, everything. “Once Upon A Time” is a reverse fairy tale told from the point of view of a hopeless romantic. I think we’ve all been in that position at least once in our lives. It’s knowing your entire love story, every precious memory, every tender moment, every laugh and every tear before any of it happens. The one thing you don’t know is how it begins, how to tell someone that you’re head over heels for them and you have been for some time. Each song on our forthcoming EP is written in that top 40 pop format. They touch on the general idea that although people may seem like they’re cool with a tough exterior, there is often a storm of different emotions brewing beneath their skin.

I hear you’re working on an EP? How’s it progressing? 
Steve: Great! The process sometimes proves to be time consuming and difficult but we don’t mind because we love what we do. It’s always great coming together and working on something we’re passionate about.

Any plans to tour after the EP?
Steve: Of course! We’re super excited to get out there and share our work with anyone and everyone. Each one of us has said our goal is to hit the road and rip through as many cities as possible playing music and making lasting connections.

You can listen to “Once Upon A Time” on iTunes

Find out more information about The Running Lights on their WebsiteFacebook Page and Twitter


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