Artist: Run Boy Run
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Album: I Would Fly
Release Date: September 2
Label: Sky Island Records
In Their Words: "The songs on Run Boy Run's new EP, I Would Fly, follow an emotional arc, resting in moments of desperation ('Who Should Follow Who?'), longing ('Lay These Stones'), triumph ('I Would Fly'), and optimism ('Hello Stranger'). The three original songs that kick off the EP lead into a forward-looking take on the Emmylou Harris vis-a-vis Carter Family song, 'Hello Stranger.'
Trading lead vocals between each song, the EP has an emotional depth and range that should be familiar to fans of Run Boy Run's previous two albums and EP. This collection is tied together by beautiful three-part harmonies and string playing, a respect for the tradition and heartfelt storytelling.
I Would Fly also includes the addition of percussion to Run Boy Run's sound, tastefully and comfortably rolling along just below the surface, giving the group room to explore new string and vocal arrangements. The new sound keeps the EP moving forward, and nudges the listener to focus in on the story and images of each song." — Bekah Sandoval Rolland
Photo credit: Luke and Mallory Photography