Track of the Week: Foster feat. Chelsea Collins, “run away” (2021)

If you like your lazy summer vibes with a side of sharp lyrics and personal growth, you can’t go past the latest from Foster. “run away“, featuring Chelsea Collins, is our Track of the Week, and we think you’re going to love it!

Hailing from a musical family and growing up in Nashville, it makes perfect sense that Colin Foster Taylor, now styled as just Foster, would go on to write and record his own music. A natural story-teller, he crafts his hip-hop sound with inspiration from artists as varied as Mac Miller, John Mayer, and The Beatles. “fools (can’t help falling in love)“, his collab with Sody and Sarcastic Sounds is closing in on 50 million Spotify streams, making Foster definitely one to watch.

Of “run away”, Foster says:

“Although “run away” sounds like the story of a couple who struggles to keep their relationship together, it’s actually metaphorical. I decided to write this story about a hypothetical relationship between my current self and an imaginary future self, whose priorities have changed due to success. I’ve always told myself I’d be the same guy with the same passion regardless of how I’m rewarded, but I’m not sure I’ve ever truly been convinced. This uncertainty of change is something that lingers on my mind as I continue on in my career.

“But even though this is what the song means to me as the writer, there is no set-in-stone meaning. Each person who listens to this song will relate to it in a different way, whether it’s metaphorically or word for word, and that’s one of my all-time favorite aspects of songwriting.”

That’s enough from us – give the track a listen below!

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Jodie Sloan

Living, writing, and reading in Brisbane/Meanjin. Likes spooky books, strong cocktails, and pro-wrestling.