Ben Alexander – “Run Away”

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“Run Away” is a riveting new track from Norwegian electro-pop producer Ben Alexander. A serene synth pad is quickly complemented by a heavy bass line and reflective percussion. Alexander’s vocals assume an understated emergence, as the title-referencing rise ushers in further bass-driven intensity and synth additions.

A spacey, shimmering synth leads the following bridge, enamoring atmospherically into the ensuing bass-thumping verses. The warming propulsions of the bass stand out especially well rounding the two-minute mark, driving into the serenely impactful “I don’t care about their faces,” interlude, strongly reminiscent of Röyksopp. This section builds with radiating brilliance to the track’s conclusion; the re-integration of bass, synths, and rhythms play seamlessly.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2022’ 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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