Nearly a year ago, Galantis released ‘Smile,’ a cotton candy-sweet anthem that set into motion an unorthodox marketing campaign and steady stream of songs that climaxed with their first live show at Coachella last April.
It seems like Linus Eklow and Christan Karlsson are starting the machine again with the first song off their new untitled LP with a release date TBD, with another supercharged sugar-pop electro-house track, “Runaway (U & I).”
Galantis are instant gratification. They know what you want, and they want you to have it as much as you do. The intro is just long enough to familiarize you with the premise, which as with most of their work, is about young love, and serves as a giant love fest for everybody to sing to each other.
You know the part of a relationship in the beginning where you can’t seem to spend enough time with your partner, where you want to hear every story and know every detail and roll in the sheets and you couldn’t stop smiling, even if you wanted to? ‘Runaway’ is the audio equivalent to that feeling.
I can’t get enough of it, I don’t want to get enough of it, and I want to hear all of the rest of the stories in every detail. Can’t wait to see what’s next.
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