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Synth Single Review: "Midnight Run" by Runaway Droid

Karl is a longtime freelancer who's passionate about music, art, and writing.


Runaway Droid’s Midnight Run conveys the feeling of a fast car speeding through neon-lit streets. Brightly shimmering synths flash in and the driving drum and bass power launches the music forward. Chimes flicker in a crystalline dance around the angular sharpness of the lead synth.

The main melody speaks of rushing through the night down an unfurling asphalt ribbon. Flickering, metallic chimes add lightness as they accent the other sonic elements. Through it all, the drumbeat and bass throb on before they break into oscillating bass and gleaming chimes. The driven melody gives the impression of a quick rush through neon darkness, underpinned by a subtle growl.

There’s a massive drum flourish and delicate chimes shimmer before the electric guitar’s powerful, leaping voice cuts in. The melody is imbued with a sense of soaring freedom before the track moves into a smoothly gilding segment. Gigantic retro drums pop and the lead synth propels the melody over the powerful drums as the guitar leaps in again before the track ends.

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