Morgan Wade “Run” Song Review

Morgan Wade’s debut album Reckless was an incredible debut offering; her songwriting and emotional vocal performances on each track would make one think she’s a seasoned professional who’s been around for ages. With the success of Reckless that continued through 2021, Wade officially announced a deluxe version of the LP on social media that will be available on Friday, January 8th. Before the official release, Wade gave fans a taste with the release of the new track, “Run.”

Wade introduced the song on Instagram stating, “I have a new one out today and I have a feeling y’all will be able to relate in one way or another.”  “Run” feels reminiscent of other numbers on Reckless due to its dreamy and airy soundscape that other songs like “Take Me Away” and “Northern Air” have.

“Run” details the desperation about wanting to get away with a new distraction. From the very first few lines, Wade’s descriptive storytelling sets up the track to play out like a vivid movie. She sings, “Bloodshot eyes on a balcony / A bottle of whiskey and his hands all over me / I was looking for the fire escape / You showed up without a second to waste / What if we run? What if we get away? / There ain’t a single reason for us to stay.”

Morgan Wade

The idea of wanting to leave a place that feels haunting and scarring can resonate with so many and that’s what makes Wade’s writing so unique to her; there’s a sentimentality that feels touching and personal. When listening to her music, it feels made for the listener.

“Run” gets lifted to new heights in the chorus with a catchy instrumental, fresh-sounding acoustics, and Wade’s poignant delivery that reeks of honest desperation as she exclaims, “Can we fly somewhere foreign? / Get me high, mess me up until the morning / ‘Cause all I see in every street / Is where he made me numb / There’s gotta be somewhere, somewhere we can run, we can run.”

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