Aching Broken Heart: “Runaway” by @JamesPoole_

JAMES POOLE, “Runaway”

British singer James Poole does have an EP release in the works, as he releases a third new treasure in advance for your listening pleasure, “Runaway”.  The piano backdrop is very quiet as James sings about a guy who tries to win back his former love by wanting to have her stay, fix her, and then run away with her.  Alas the story is well past its end by the time fixing her is raised, so “Runaway” is a retrospective story of could-have-been, possession, and regret.  James’ high register gets a workout throughout committed to the heartache that the song conveys.  But whether his voice is high or low, loud or soft – and his low register often has this gruff, recognizable sound to it – it carries “Runaway” through to a thoughtful piano break a minute before the end.  Quiet power in British pop is definitely ‘in’, not only with big names like Sam Smith and Adele, but others who you find in my posts such as Harriet and Eurielle.  As you know from past posts in these pages, James Poole’s stunning voice leads the way in 2014.  Watch the lyric video above.  Top notch artwork too, really reflects the mood of the song.

Published in: on September 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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