Rushden singer-songwriter Kelly Jane to release new single Runaway

Kelly Jane's new single Runaway is out on Friday.Kelly Jane's new single Runaway is out on Friday.
Kelly Jane's new single Runaway is out on Friday.
Runaway is an expression of the confusion and anxiety of being thrown into adult life.

Singer-songwriter Kelly Jane releases her new single Runaway on Friday – a song about the confusion and anxiety of being thrown into adult life and feeling lost.

The track was born in the Rushden musician’s tiny London flat and written six months after graduating when she was feeling “frustrated, lost” and with no idea what to do next.

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She said: “I don’t think anyone can prepare you for your 20s, you’ve had everything mapped out and then suddenly, bam, you're in the adult world.

“This made me runaway travelling and I booked a flight 10,000 miles to the other-side of the world. “Runaway is me expressing the unknown and confusion of these years.”

Kelly describes the lyrics to Runaway as an honest expression of the emotions you go through when stepping away from the ‘mundane life’.

Written with electric guitar and vocals the song has transformed into a powerful and emotional expression of these confusing years.

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The singer-songwriter fuses pop, soul and jazz influences. At the age of 13, she took up guitar to support her singing and soon found a passion for writing music and has been gigging every weekend since.

She recorded and released her debut EP Took Some Time in 2017.

Kelly’s influences and inspiration include the likes of Lianne LaHavas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Matt Corby and Jack Johnson among others.

Producer Jamie Ward (Maybeshewill, Gallops) described the song as the sound of Kelly finding her feet as a songwriter.

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He said: “She has a real gift for making fancy jazz chords sound effortlessly natural and contemporary.

“Couple that with her sublime melodies and I really think Kelly has the makings of a great song writer.”

She will be releasing more music in early 2021 while living back in her hometown in Northamptonshire.

Runaway is out on Friday and will be available on regular streaming platforms.

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