"Running From The Rain" is the sound of a band, initially known for its seminal emo classics, branching out from its signature style and in the same occasion showing early hints of what they would evolve into on their later albums.
It's a post-rock influenced song that gets me emotional every time. When the singer's voice cracks in the first chorus, it's an all-time favorite musical moment for me. It's one of my favorite performances from him ever. And what an euphoric chorus by the way! I love how it sounds like you could mistake it for a Mogwai or Explosions In The Sky song instrumentally, with that cinematic feel and build-up in the intro. It also has one of my favorite bass tones of all time. It's interesting to hear that instrument take up so much space in that part. Usually, it would be the guitars but here the low tuned bassline makes that part explode even more. I'm also entranced by the beautiful atmosphere created by the soaring synths and pristine guitars that rely on echo and reverb effects. The guitar work is really subtle, letting the other instruments take the spotlight instead.
Another reason I love this song so much is the way it reaches a climax that sounds bigger than ever, with an arena-like hook, before ending the song on a quiet note. It's almost like it comes full circle. It may be only 4 mins long, but what a ride.
ANOTHER CHANCE| ROGER SANCHEZ Voted By:@WowWowWowWow (8) @2014 (8) Year: 2000 Country of Origin: USA
For my money, the best of the “take a snippet from another song, run it through a filter, and then just play it over and over again” tracks from the Junior Jack/Uniting Nations/Cabin Crew era.