“Defeatably, how vile and careless music becomes. If you do not know the words of Aidan & the Wild and do not listen to the song Running until that day, close this page, try to find it and enjoy it for a second.”
“Поразительно, как порою легка и беззаботна бывает музыка. Если вы ещё не знакомы с Aidan & the Wild и до этого дня не слышали песню Running, то закрывайте эту страницу, устраивайтесь по уютнее и наслаждайтесь каждой секундой.”
Artist shared with us few words about this song:
Running is the first single of of my debut album “Revelation Never Came”, that releases October 8th 2021. The album (and this song) was recorded during the lock-down period of mid 2020, during which I took it upon myself to do the production and play all instruments except drums and bass on the record.
I wrote this song last March at the start of this crisis. At that point it still partly felt surreal and I couldn’t help but think about the weirdness of this world. Change came so suddenly and there was nothing to do about it.
After a bit of lockdown I started feeling a bit sore because of lack of activity, so I decided to buy these sneakers and start running in the morning. *Note that I previously regarded sports as not for me, since I’d prefer to spend that time making music*. This song has become a discription of that first run after six years of no real exercise, and the rapidly changing world that forced this event.
Taking a cue from heroes such as Ben Howard, John Butler, John Smith and the Tallest Man On Earth and a profound love for ancient myths and stories about lost times come together in the distinct sound of Aidan & the Wild’s music.
Aidan, a.k.a. Diederik van den Brandt, takes his listeners away on a musical journey through his interpretation of folk and americana music. Spending most of his days practicing his instruments results in a singer-songwriter who clearly knows his way around the guitar. Open-tuning finger picking alternated with slide and percussive style techniques produce a saturated and captivating sound. The big blueprint of his songwriting is folk music, but within the spectrum all corners are explored. From groovy americana and uplifting songs about Jesus to enchanting melodies that transport the listener to another world, from personal stories about love to epic works about myths and dragons. Combined with his raw and honest voice and occasional foot percussion he delivers a one-man show that keeps captivating every second along the way as well as an energetic and enchanting performance backed up by his band.
Reviewed by Nagamag on
February 14, 2021
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