Release Date: 10/20/2023 FGR230
Shining bright with sparkly synths and urgent rhythms, Runaway is the first solo release from George Reid, the iconoclastic studio savant behind the million selling electronic sci-fi R&B duo AlunaGeorge who gave us the international smash “You Know You Like It” and the huge Disclosure collaboration “White Noise.”
In his own words, George says: “I wanted to make something that musically looped like a French Touch record but had a UKG swing.” Indeed, on this EP the talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer explores the spaces in-between house, techno, garage, trance and hyper-pop.
The first single “Feelings” is instant ear candy, a warm electronic hug for the dancefoor. The title track “Runaway” brings the tempo even faster, manipulating a trance vocal over a relentlessly chugging track. We take a lighthearted turn on the closer “Voyeur”, a raver weapon that bends synth stabs into oblivion.