Friday, September 6, 2013

Jukebox: Black Taxi - "The Runner"

"Most of us got houses, but none of us got homes," croons Ezra Huleatt at the start of Black Taxi's new single "The Runner," welcoming us to a world both familiar and exciting. New York City is bustling with plenty of aspiring electropop stars, but if this propulsive, synth-soaked cocktail of Two Door Cinema Club, ZEDD and the sons Mumford abandoned is any indication, this is one band that's wasting no time sprinting to the top. What sells me on this is the chorus, how it ever-so-slightly floats towards some sort of transcendence only to sink again: as glorious a feeling it may be wandering about the city streets late at night, it's going to be a hell of a hangover the next morning. Surprising how blissful it sounds for all the heavy thoughts, though. Makes me excited to see where this taxi's headed next.

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