Single Review: “I Run To You” by Lady Antebellum
This is the single I’ve been waiting for from these guys, solid, well defined and actually pretty addicting. Considering the content of their debut album and the choices they’ve made in radio releases, it’s actually no mystery at all why this underdog trio won their ACM New Artist Award last year.
“I Run To You” has Hillary and Charles swapping vocals again, as they did in their sophomore hit “Lookin’ For A Good Time”, but this time they take the concept of love and/or personal connection to a whole new level. However cliche it may be considering it’s odd yet fitting popularity among many music genres lately, “I Run To You” puts a focus on the problems this world has and the many flaws of humanity.
What sets this song aside from the rest of the songs of it’s type it the way it approaches its concept. The verses contain a blend of both personal and widespread issues that seem to be almost impossible to avoid or prevent in both the world and life, thus the man and woman in the song come to the universal conclusion that the only real truth is the love that they share and run to each other for comfort and as an escape from the world around them.
It might come off as cowardly and heartless to run away from life’s problems or from helping humanity, but in a way this song is a realist anthem and a true piece of poetry considering the today’s world. So many people put the problems of life and the world on their shoulders and sooner or later these little things that you can’t change can weigh you down so much it defeats the purpose. What this song tries to prove is not to avoid these problems, but that it’s OK to run away from them when they become to overwhelming because you’re not giving up so much as embracing the things you never want to change in your own life, like true love or friendship.