Australian-artist, Future Jr., is known for his immersive and intriguing collection of electro-alt-pop songs that he makes from his bedroom. Influenced by the likes of The 1975, Toro y Moi, and Lorde, his musical offerings have received praise and recognition from global magazines, Spotify playlists, and Apple Music playlists.
Listening to his latest single, “Running Away,” it quickly became apparent to me of just how deserving he is of all of these accolades. This 80s-inspired chill electro-pop track was written when Matt (Future Jr.) was dating his wife.
A lush, synth-laced soundscape occupies the forefront of the song. It’s accompanied by bright, transcending embellishments to develop a soothing and cherishing backdrop to the sweet melody of the lyrics. A driving one-and-two bassline also enters, giving the song more body and rhythm. Matt’s vocals accompany the dance-pop instrumental, equally soothing and nourishing.
He sings about a magnetic and electric unexpected spark. But it’s not requited. Instead, the person he’s singing to is running away because they’re uncertain about where the relationship may go. But he’s not giving up and is just asking for a chance. It’s safe to say that it works out for Matt in the end. After all, who could say no to having a song written about them?