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Summer Jam of the Week: "We Come Running" by Youngblood Hawke

LA alt-rock outfit Youngblood Hawke officially struck gold with “We Come Running,” a sun-kissed loud-and-proud debut that literally (from the chorus) screams “summer jam.” Fans of Fifa are probably familiar with the song, but much of America seems to be in the dark about what’s quickly becoming one of the biggest indie-pop anthems of the year. What is it about “We Come Running” that makes it such a massive, in-your-face hit? Well, take a listen and read on below!

The radiant xylophone keys, handclaps, bells, acoustic guitars, and percussion all come together and explode into an epic campfire chorus, with surging currents of fizzing synthesizers flowing in-between the organic pop sounds. And to add to that, the song’s theme is so extraordinarily liberating that it’s hard not to lift up your hands and sing it to the sky. “Headed for the open door, tell me what you waiting for?” yells vocalist Sam Martin, as a children’s choir backs him up and further cements the song’s effervescence. All in all, “We Come Running” is a wonderfully pleasing and fresh electro-pop-folk hybrid. Youngblood Hawke urges their audience to not only live life to the fullest, but to live it so noisily that everyone can hear their path to success and happiness. It’s a good message, especially for those of us still in and graduating from college, and this will be the anthem and signature song of many a graduating senior (including myself) for the coming summer.

Purchase “We Come Running,” along with Youngblood Hawke’s debut album Wake Up, on iTunes by clicking HERE.