Isaac Solo takes us back to summertime on the nostalgic “Runaway”
There used to be a time, long ago, when people were able to meet up without fear of catching a deadly virus during the summertime. Crazy, right? For those who have been stuck inside for the past few months, the thought of that is all just a distant memory.
“Runaway,” the latest single from San Francisco-based singer Isaac Solo, painfully reminds us of those carefree, warm summer nights. Fuzzy and downtrodden, “Runaway” is a stylish serenade that asks his listeners to remember steamy feelings through Solo’s own lived experience. “Can we all run away,” he asks. “Take me back to the place where I met you / It was summer in the bay / Get a home, get away, find our way back down from here.” “Runaway” transports you to a memory of a happier, simpler time–back when young romance and hope were still in the air.
Through some clever vocal warping and irresistible R&B beats, Solo’s song etches itself into your memory and takes you on that soaring journey through love–deadly virus be damned.
Li-Wei Chu is the chief editor of From the Intercom. When he’s not editing drafts and searching for new artists to cover for the website, he loves watching cult films, cooking, and listening to his ever-growing collection of vinyl records. You can follow him on LetterBoxd and make fun of his taste in movies here!