We Come Running

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"We Come Running"
Single by Youngblood Hawke
from the album Wake Up and Youngblood Hawke (EP)
Released August 13, 2012 (U.S.)
August 5, 2013 (U.K.)
Genre Indie pop, indie rock, electropop[1]
Length 4:08
Label Republic Records
Writer(s) Samuel Martin, Simon Katz, Matt Squire
Producer(s) Simon Katz, Matt Squire
Youngblood Hawke singles chronology
"We Come Running"
"Stars (Hold On)"

"We Come Running" is the debut single by American indie pop band Youngblood Hawke. The song was written by Samuel Martin, Simon Katz, and Matt Squire, and was produced by Katz and Squire. It serves as the lead single from their debut studio album, Wake Up, and was also featured on their self-titled extended play. The song reached the top ten of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in November 2012, peaking at number seven in December. The week of August 20, 2012, "We Come Running" was featured as the "Single of the Week!" by iTunes.[2] The song contains vocals from the West Los Angeles Children's Choir.

Critical reception[edit]

"We Come Running" was met with mixed reviews from critics. Rolling Stone said "the song's lush textures shimmer with positivity,"[3] also calling the track "energetic" and "triumphant."[4] According to Robert Johnson of Houston Music Review, the song has "a ridiculously catchy hook", "deliciously radiant vibe" and "is the perfect mixture of organic and electronic sounds, with inspirational lyrics to boot."[5] Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio called the song "a catchy, candy-coated piece of alternative pop."[6] Paul Lester of The Guardian stated that "there are chanty choruses that will either make you want to hug your neighbour or gouge out your eardrums."[7] Tom Howard of NME said, "...[the song] isn't exactly good...[but] whatever evil is in action here, it's working."[8]

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Marc Klasfeld was released for the song on October 19, 2012.[9] The video features the band performing the song underwater, as well as scuba diving with sharks.

Live performances[edit]

The band performed "We Come Running" for the November 14, 2012 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[10] They also sang it performed it live on Rachael Ray on May 20, 2013, along with "Stars (Hold On)".[11][12]

Usage in popular culture[edit]

  • The song was featured on the soundtrack for the video game FIFA 13.[13]
  • The song was featured in a 2013 Coca-Cola commercial.[14]
  • The song was featured in an episode of Arrow entitled "Identity".
  • The song was featured in the Nerf Rebelle TV Commercial.
  • The song was featured on a PBS Documentary, "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle."
  • The song was featured in the pilot episode of The CW series The 100
  • The song was used for TeenNick's 2012 Fall Promo[15]

Track listing[edit]

A remix EP of the track was released on November 27, 2012.[16]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "We Come Running" (Tiësto Remix) 4:29
2. "We Come Running" (RAC Remix) 4:01
3. "We Come Running" (The Knocks Remix) 4:59
4. "We Come Running" (Spacebrother Remix) 4:10
5. "We Come Running" (Vicetone Remix) 5:47
6. "We Come Running" (B!ZNiZ Remix) 4:11
Total length:

Chart performance[edit]


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  2. ^ Colleen, Keltie (August 20, 2012). "Soundcheck: Youngblood Hawke". The Insider. CBS Television Distribution. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-youngblood-hawke-strip-down-we-come-running-20120823
  4. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/youngblood-hawke-dive-below-the-surface-in-we-come-running-premiere-20121011
  5. ^ http://www.houstonmusicreview.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1963
  6. ^ http://audioinkradio.com/2012/11/youngblood-hawke-we-come-running-song-review/
  7. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/jun/27/new-band-youngblood-hawke
  8. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/various-artists/14658
  9. ^ "We Come Running - Youngblood Hawke". Vevo. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE - 'WE COME RUNNING' LIVE ON JIMMY KIMMEL". coupdemainmagazine.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.recapo.com/rachael-ray-show/rachael-ray-recaps/rachael-ray-wayne-brady-whose-line-is-it-anyway-youngblood-hawke/
  12. ^ http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/tips/7866_Encore_Performance_by_Youngblood_Hawke/index.html
  13. ^ "FIFA 13 Soundtrack". EA.com. September 6, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.coca-colacompany.com/coca-cola-music/every-song-has-a-place-coca-cola-spotify-launch-groundbreaking-social-music-app
  15. ^ "This Fall on TeenNick". Degrassi ACES Online. October 17, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ "We Come Running (Remixes) - EP by Youngblood Hawke". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  18. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock – January 15, 2013". America's Music Charts. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20138 into search.
  20. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Rock Songs Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Youngblood Hawke. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  22. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/1549881/chart-highlights-phoenix-returns-brings-entertainment-to-rock
  23. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Heatseekers Songs Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Best of 2012 - Rock Songs 71-80". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Best of 2012 - Alternative Songs 41-50". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 

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