Hallam London – “Run for Your Life”


Released today, “Run for Your Life” is an anti-homophobia synth-rocker from Hallam London, an artist who impressed in 2016 with the track “To the Sky.” Hallam’s anthemic vocal presence is evident from the get-go, delivering a melodic start. Driving guitars and punctuating synth additions lead toward the “run for your life,” hook just prior to the one-minute mark. The British-inspired rock sound of “To the Sky” continues here, with a more confident delivery and more shimmering production.

Thematically, the song is described as “a sarcastic take on the common homophobic claim that sharing rights with LBGTQ individuals would mean dividing them for everybody else. Hallam wrote this as the umpteenth repeat of the perennial debate on same-sex marriage equality played out in Germany.” An addictive melody combines with meaningful lyrical themes for another success from Hallam London.

“Run for Your Life” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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