Taking pride in their pop roots, New York trio The Running Lights have just released their infectious new single (and accompanying lyric video), “Once Upon A Time.” Complete with catchy pop hooks and a pounding backbeat, the single is a reverse fairy tale, told from the point of view of a hopeless romantic. About the track, the band states:
“We wanted “Once Upon A Time” to speak to anyone who’s ever been insecure or embarrassed about the way they feel. Unsaid things can quickly turn into negative thoughts which can be a drag for you and for those close to you. We want to encourage those people to be open about their feelings! And not solely feelings of love and loss, but about anything and everything.”
Following an appearance on NBC’s The Voice and a successful touring career opening and playing for Atlantic Records recording artist Melanie Martinez, singer/guitarist Mike Squillante formed The Running Lights in the summer of 2015 with his brother Nick. The brothers began creating their first wave of material, Mike taking the lead on songwriting while Nick concentrated on the overall soundscape. They enlisted the help of drummer Steve Ranellone, a longtime friend with several years experience performing all over the tristate area. The trio has since released four well received live covers, garnering over 50,000 views while targeting Mike’s substantial YouTube fan base. The Running Lights will be releasing their debut single in late March 2017 with an EP to follow. “Once Upon A Time” is available NOW.