Cover shot – RUN
Spring is the first page in the next chapter from Melbourne blackened post-metalcore band RUN.
Out now, Spring is a blast of bright-yet-brooding energy featuring guest vocals from Joel Birch of global titans and current RUN tourmates The Amity Affliction.
Currently on the road supporting The Amity Affliction on a regional adventure with Alpha Wolf and Terminal Sleep, this moment marks the start of a triumphant new era for RUN whose early days were marred by not only the pandemic, but vocalist and band leader Lochlan Watt being diagnosed with brain cancer midway through the recording of 2020 debut EP For You Will Never Find Peace Within Your Quiet.
“Spring is all about new beginnings,” shares vocalist Lochlan Watt. “Being alive can be pretty brutal, but over and over again, it proves to me to be worth pushing through the muck, and with that in mind I tried to write a song that champions perseverance while embracing the cosmic mysteries and darkness of existence. After guesting on an Amity track in 2008, it was a really nice full circle moment to get Joel on board for this. Musically I think it’s really fun too – shout out to RUN’s first-ever guitar solo.”
While the band’s previous studio collaboration, the 2023 single Everyone’s Cancelled, Everything’s Cancer, introduced a full lineup while spitting out the resentment from prior years to create a fresh slate, the track also saw the band go on to tour around the country with Deafheaven, Hexis, and Earth Caller.
Now completed by fellow veteran musicians guitarists Lewis Noke-Edwards and Arron Parker Richards, drummer Adrian Horsman and bassist/vocalist Benn Gaylor, RUN sits upon a new bundle of self-produced, bittersweet crushers that shine bright thanks to the glorious mix of Forrester Savell (Karnivool). With a full chest, Spring’s positive vibes and empowered spin on pushing through the struggles of life body slams down the door for more to follow in 2024.