AWOLNATION – ‘I Am’ Single Review

AWOLNATION - I Am Single Review
I Am

Genre blitzing superstars AWOLNATION have done it again! Their new single, remixed by Steve Aoki, entitled “I Am” is racking up quite a bit of hype – and it’s pretty easy to see why. Having recently released their second album Run and notching their highest debut album chart position ever, they are going places – at the speed of light.

Musical jack-of-all trades, and the man behind this new age musical project, Aaron Bruno, wrote, performed and produced the entire 14-track album Run – aptly named – as that’s exactly what he hit the ground doing. The lead single from Run entitled “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” exploded on the alternative radio and has been performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Conan show. If that’s anything to go by, their new track “I Am” is only pulling up to the runway, and will shortly be taking off – so fasten those seat belts.

With its manic summer-fun vibrations and pumping trans-like state, “I Am” pulls you in from the get go whether you like it or not. Finger clicking beats and ever building synth create an irresistibly great seasonal vibe with subtle but effectively integrated drops and breakdowns. It’s very difficult not to head-bop throughout.

This is a pop-rock-super-synth remix delight, and will please even the not-so-mainstream inclined listeners. This may be considered pop, but Bruno is certainly blazing new trails in such a category with AWOLNATION. Try not to tap your feet to this genre cocktail of an anthem – I dare you.

Following the kick off AWOLNATION’s North American Run tour, they are offering fans a complimentary download of “I Am” remixed by Steve Aoki. You can now download the track exclusively at: redbull.com/listen, have a listen, and see what all the hype is about for yourself.

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I’m Ray, I front noise/pop/punk outfit Glassgears, write copy for tiny businesses and have just finished an English, Media and Cultural studies degree at IADT. I love hearing new or mish-mashed music genres, and anything with a little bite! Writing is great – it’s my jam yo’. Hit me up with an email if you need a music/gig review: rmcdermott.1992@gmail.com