The Strumbellas “Running Scared” – Listen

If you want to talk about infectious then ‘Running Scared‘ is right up there with measles – pass through a room where this tune had been played four hours earlier and you’d still find your toes tapping to its irresistible beat.  The front man of the Canadian psych-influenced alt-rock folk flecked Strumbellas, Simon Ward, has described the album ‘Rattlesnake‘ from which this track comes as “about one main character: this guy, me, who’s out there following his dream to have his music heard, but at the same time, he’s just trying to get home.  The reason it’s called Rattlesnake is because it’s about him facing his fears head on. Shedding his skin, evolving, and realizing he’s got these three kids that he’s responsible for. Little humans, they’re more important than anything. They have a way of really anchoring you.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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