by Cool Explosions

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‘Runaway’ is the brand new track from the Melbourne based 3-piece Cool Explosions. The single is the first taste of the forthcoming debut mini-album, mixed by avant-alchemist Nick Herrera (Haitus Kaiyote / Nai Palm).

The single is the most recent offering from the emerging songwriting partnership Vehl/Young - the band's lead vocalist Elle Young and keyboardist Matty Vehl.

Restless and unrelenting, ‘Runaway’ is both an impulsive cry for escape, & an uneasy acquiescence that such a solution is ultimately no solution at all. Elle Young’s effortlessly soulful vocal keens across a tumbling scroll of marbled FM samples and strings, amidst a volatile barrage of dam-breach drumming by rising drum star Alex Roper.



Ooh baby let’s runaway
Runaway with me
I swear they won’t find us
I promise you’ll see

Somewhere out across the night
over oceans and seas
somewhere where our tangled knot
it could finally slip free

Somewhere where the rivers run
Where they dance in their dreams
Somewhere where the greedy reach
Of this world’s never been

Ooh baby let’s runaway
Runaway with me
I swear they won’t find us
I promise you’ll see

Outside smoking cigarettes
On the crates by the stairs
The waiters caught our stand off
And went back to stack chairs

And night after night
Trains are screaming like Eels
Press suburban dreams
Underneath their dark wheels

Maybe things didn’t turn out
Like the way we had planned
I know it had been building up for so long
it’s sad it had to come out that way


released October 26, 2018
Alex Roper - Drums
Matty Vehl - Synths, guitar, programming
Elle Young - Vocals

Produced by Matty Vehl
Mixed by Nick Herrera
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick


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Cool Explosions Melbourne, Australia

Fronted by the soul drenched stylings of electrifying new vocalist Elle Young, Cool Explosions are a brand new 3-piece from Melbourne. The group features Matty Vehl on programming & synths, and the cartwheeling jazz-fire drum works of newcomer Alex Roper. ... more

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