Running (Evermore song)

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"Running"
Single by Evermore
from the album Real Life
Released 3 June 2006 (2006-06-03)
(see release history)
Format CD, Digital download
Recorded 2005–06
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:36
Label Warner
Writer(s) Dann Hume
Producer(s) Jon Hume, John Alagía
Evermore singles chronology
"Dreams Call Out to Me"
(2005)
"Running"
(2006)
"It's Too Late (Ride on)"
(2006)
Audio sample
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"Running" is the lead single by alternative rock band Evermore, taken from their second studio album, Real Life (July 2006). It was written by backing vocalist and drummer, Dann Hume. It was issued on 3 June, ahead of the album. It was co-produced by Jon with John Alagía (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer). It peaked at No. 4 on their native RIANZ Singles Chart in New Zealand and No. 5 on their adopted country of Australia's ARIA Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

Evermore's single, "Running", was released on 3 June 2006 ahead of their second album, Real Life, which appeared on 8 July by Warner.[1][2] The single peaked at No. 4 on the RIANZ Singles Chart in New Zealand.[3] The group consists of three New Zealand raised brothers, Jon (lead vocals, lead guitar), Peter (backing vocals, piano, keyboards, bass guitar), and Dann Hume (backing vocals, drums). It also reached No. 5 on the ARIA Singles Chart in their adopted country of Australia.[4] Three more singles were released from the album: "Light Surrounding You", "Unbreakable", and "Never Let You Go". "Light Surrounding You" became Evermore's first number-one single in Australia, while "Running" remained their highest charting New Zealand hit.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

CD single / iTunes EP
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Running"   Dann Hume[5] 4:24
2. "Broken Glass"   Peter Hume[5] 3:26
3. "Not Who You Think You are"   D Hume, Jon Hume[5] 3:50
4. "Dry"   D Hume[5] 3:18

Music video[edit]

The video contains the band exploring different countries and cities around the world like Hong Kong, Sydney, London and Egypt.[2] It has shots of the band walking on a beach in New Zealand, and Rangitoto Island can be seen in the background. The scarf that lead singer Jon Hume is wearing throughout the video is meant to be the same, as if he is "running" from one country to another. The New Zealand Herald '​s Rebecca Barry Hill interviewed the group, they described making the video "'We were completely self-sufficient making the video, as well', says Peter, who does the artwork. Dann: 'It's just us walking around the world. There's no smoke and mirrors making us look better-looking than we are. I think we're like that, just slightly raw'".[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Jon Hume – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Peter Hume – keyboards, bass guitar, artwork
  • Dann Hume – drums, rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[4] 5
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 3 June 2006 Warner CD, Digital download 5101142132

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webb, Dan (20 July 2006). "Interviews". Xdafied. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Barry Hill, Rebecca (26 July 2010). "Evermore Is in the Running". The New Zealand Herald (APN News & Media). Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Evermore — 'Running'". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Evermore — 'Running'". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "'Running' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 20 November 2012.  User may have to click on 'Search again' and enter track's title.

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