Runaway is the latest release by multi-talented singer-songwriter Mahmood Khan.
It follows the success of his recent release One Line Down which attracted huge attention at mainstream radio. The Pakistani-born musician and music producer latest is another uplifting track featuring yet another rhapsodical fusion of worldbeat, folk and pop that once again takes some cues from Indian subcontinent musical traditions.
The track is another cut from his album Made In Australia, a set of songs that showcases Mahmood’s unique musical sensibilities and style not to mention his exceptional production skills and experience (which includes his work on Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise and Vanessa Williams’ The Right Stuff).
As well as being the first Asian-born Australian artist to hit #1 on the ARIA charts and other achievements including attaining 50 million YouTube streams, Mahmood’s unprecedented musical career looks set to experience another lift. Runawayis an infectious and joyful song about freedom, featuring a worldbeat groove punctuated by memorable melodic lines and a carousing chorus that’s as relatable as it is full of energy and spirit.
Having produced and played all the instruments on Runaway, the track is not only a genre-bending interpretation of inner exploration and conquering fears but an exquisite representation of Mahmood’s wide-ranging talents. Beginning with a subdued keys chord progression the track soon expands into a wondrous festive kind of feel, a beat that’s irresistible, setting up the mood for the rest of the track.
A catchy verse melody hovers over the stomping feel until the chorus appears, a magical-sounding incantation drawing from pop influences to create a captivating hybrid of sound, texture and sentiment.
There’s also a heightened sense of urgency about the track, provided by Mahmood’s passionate and vigorous vocal performance, which is aligned to the confident and refined musical accompaniment.Runawayis sure to be yet another accomplishment to add to all the others in Mahmood Khan’s compelling musical journey.