Listen: Let’s Buy Happiness – “Run”

19 Aug

Lets Buy Happiness

A few years back it seemed that Let’s Buy Happiness were on a super-fast track to super-stardom with a slot on the main stage at Glastonbury and near universal adulation for their tracks, “Six Wolves” and “Dirty Lakes” but then it all went quiet. Now though, they are back and that hare-like fast-track may have been replaced by a more considered tortoise-y road to the top, but it looks no less likely.

In the months ahead there will be both a UK tour (October – dates below) and a debut album, Chants for Friends, (hopefully before the end of the year). Before that though, we have “Run”, their new single and it’s utterly gorgeous. It sounds like it should be listened to in a cathedral; it builds and builds, filling the vast expanse of such surroundings. Sarah Hall’s vocal joins the music in a union of emotion and pain; graceful and frightened, like wild horses running across open plains.

It’s a beautiful way to deal with a difficult subject as, according to Sarah, the song describes someone ”who has an inability to face up to truths and their destructive behaviours”. It may be about something destructive, but it sounds like anything but. Apparently it has taken them four years to get their sound just the way they wanted it. They say that slow and steady wins the race and Let’s Buy Happiness may be about to get gold.


October Tour Dates
Fri 4th / NEWCASTLE – Cluny 2
Sat 5th / NEWCASTLE – Cluny 2
Sun 6th / LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Mon 7th / LONDON – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Tues 8th / BATH – Moles
Fri 11th / BANBURY – Also Known As
Sat 12th / SHEFFIELD – The Bowery
Tues 15th / MANCHESTER – Night & Day Café
Wed 16th / SUNDERLAND – Pop Recs (Instore)
Fri 18th / ABERDEEN – Tunnels
Sun 20th / GLASGOW – Broadcast
Mon 21st / INVERNESS – Hootananny
Wed 23rd / EDINBURGH – Sneaky Petes

Stalk Let’s Buy Happiness: Website / Facebook / Twitter

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2 Responses to “Listen: Let’s Buy Happiness – “Run””

  1. Name not supplied November 1, 2013 at 10:32 #

    It’s very beautiful

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