The magnetic pull of a relationship that would possibly be better off put to rest… something that I’m sure many of us can relate to… is the influence behind the new single “Running Back To You” from the hugely talented UK artist Laura Evans, which is was released today.
Written in LA last October with her good friend/musician Ben Spivak who is best known as bassist/vocalist for the pop-reggae band Magic, it is the first taste of what we can expect from Welsh born Laura’s upcoming EP due for release on 31st July. Having just spent a fortnight on a writing trip in Nashville, which also saw Laura performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe, Laura admits that “It’s ironic that ” Running Back To You” turned out to be my first single from the EP” !
But it’s easy to see why she made that decision, starting life as a voice note on her phone it has grown into a fantastically catchy song which really showcases the more soulful side of Laura’s vocals, definitely one of its standout features for me.
Recorded at Plymouth’s Momentum Studios with producer Josiah J. Manning, the song’s strong, toe tapping beat kicks in immediately alongside some gorgeously harmonious backing vocals before Laura starts explaining what it is about the relationship that has her hooked. And even when she’s convinced things are really over she always changes her mind, something her arrogant-sounding partner who seems to have some type of hold over her appears to know will happen. “I keep running back to you like you want me to, and you know it’s true every time”… it took just one listen and the punchy chorus was stuck in my brain which can only bode well, I’m sure you’ll agree!
There’s some really funky, blues inspired guitar in the middle section and I love how the accompaniment then gets stripped right back in dramatic contrast to what has gone before… drums heralding another explosive final chorus. I’m not often a fan of songs which fade out, but it’s something that works perfectly for this particular one.
The song has a vintage vibe about it, something captured in the accompanying video.