Instead of making “Running Back” an acoustic ballad, Bright Eyes ’rendition is very faithful to the original 1976, complete with master keys and scratchy electric guitar. Conor Oberst though the sound is somewhat similar to the late Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott, adding a full throat grit to his usual quack.
Bright Eyes originally recorded “Running Back” for SiriusXM in 2020 before it is given official release for Secretly Canadian’s SC25 Singles series. The Indiana label celebrated its 25th anniversary last year by releasing singles artists who have benefited from the local homeless shelter. New Hope for Families. The campaign continues until 2022 with “Running Back” as the label seeks to raise $ 250,000 for housing.
“Running Back” isn’t Bright Eyes ’first charitable single since returning in August 2020 with Under the grass, where the world once danced through sorrow and love, marking their first full release in nearly a decade. A few months later, the band was released “Miracle of Life,” a track that benefited Planned Parenthood showcasing the talents of Phoebe Bridgers, Flea, and Queens of the Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore.
Before bringing “Running Back” to all platforms, Bright Eyes shared their cover on Vic Chestnutt’s “All My Life I Have Been Screaming” in February. Here’s the hope that these songs will be included in the setlist for the upcoming folk band US tour, where you can get tickets HERE.