If I could describe Run, Forever’s latest release Settling out on Tiny Engines in one word, it would be raw. As a fan of both their last LP The Devil, And Death, And Me and their split with The Wild, it’s been fun watching these Pittsburgh folk punks evolve.
On Settling, Run Forever extends their sound in every direction. From the mid tempo, shout along opener “Good Enough” to the incredibly upbeat and optimistic closer “Forget”, we’re treated with plenty of anthematic, folk influenced, punk music.
One thing that really sets Run, Forever apart from other bands are the incredibly raw and emotional lyrics and delivery. No, not emotional as in the beaten to death cliche of songs about girls and heartbreak, Run, Forever is much deeper than that. These songs are gut wrenchingly honest, desperate and vulnerable, yet with a glimmer of optimism that shines through.
I’m very picky about the whole folk-punk influenced genre, but Run Forever’s Settling is a perfect example of how to do it right without becoming too predictable or boring. Definitely give this one a chance.