Korean-American band Run River North have just shared the video for the first single from their self-titled debut album, out on 29th September, which was produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses).
'Excuses' is the perfect fusion of classic American rock, reminiscent of Tom Petty with its DNA loaded with a sparkling torrent of golden pop. Not dissimilar to Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros or even the Icelandic sounds from Of Monsters and Men.
Watch the fun video below:
The sextet - Alex Hwang (vox), Daniel Chae and Jennifer Rim (strings), Joe Chun (bass), Sally Kang (keys) andJohn Chong (drums) - hold a classic story. They are the talented and driven children of first generation immigrants striving for The American Dream. The band all came from families who moved to Southern California from Asia, and he says the album reflects their shared search for a sense of home. “The immigrant experience is unique, but our songs also address that universal struggle for identity,” Hwang says. “We wanted to write about it and share the stories about being ‘dash’ American.”