Birmingham's celestial sonic alchemists, Solar Eyes, are unleashing a mind-bending auditory experience with their latest track, "Let's Run Away." Infusing their ethereal sounds with low-slung guitar lines reminiscent of a Morricone masterpiece, the psych/pop duo propels listeners at a breakneck pace through a Spaghetti Western-meets-Sci-Fi odyssey.
Crafting a score for the extraterrestrial Alamo that never was, Solar Eyes weaves a shoegazing, sensory-rushing tour-de-force that captures the essence of Tex-Mex allure. "Let's Run Away" was born under the vast Texas sky, where the duo felt the desert surroundings and local mythologies infiltrating their songwriting. Frontman Glenn Smyth describes the inspiration as a unique blend of Tracey Chapman's "Fast Car" with a Brummie twist, evoking a Bonnie and Clyde narrative.
The track draws inspiration from small-town tales of daylight robberies and the legendary crimes of Bonnie & Clyde, infusing "Let's Run Away" with drama and intrigue. Smyth's vocals deliver a pulse-quickening narrative:
“I hope that given time, you’ll forgive my crimes, I don’t wanna die alone, I love you, I let you go, I’m to blame // I see it all, I heed the call, let's run away…”
Mixed by Jeff Knowler and featuring additional guitars by Liam McKeown, the song comes with an immersive official video, a psychedelic cowboy caper crafted by Solar Eyes bassist Emily Doyle."Let's Run Away" and recent single "Top of the World" are tantalizing previews of Solar Eyes' highly anticipated debut album, 'Solar Eyes,' set for release on February 16 via the Fierce Panda label. The album, a cosmic creation by Glenn Smyth and Sebastian Maynard Francis, promises a kaleidoscopic journey through acid-dipped soundscapes and blissed-out melodies. From the trippy allure of "Deep Trip" to the dreamy landscapes of "Dreaming of the Moon," the album is a 12-track sonic odyssey that will captivate and envelop listeners.
Having already drawn acclaim at SXSW and The Great Escape, Solar Eyes is set to launch their debut album with a hometown show at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds on February 16, 2024. Prepare to be transported to otherworldly realms as Solar Eyes establishes themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the psychedelic music scene.