It’s not too often that a song immediately grabs my attention, but that is just what happened when I heard “By Your Side” by The Runaway Club tonight.
“By Your Side” feels as if it is being beamed straight to my heart directly from 1985. As the song launches into the hook-heavy chorus, you can’t help but sing along. Plus, there’s a bagpipe floating in and out of there, making it even more enjoyable to listen to.
Lyrically, the track doesn’t say a whole lot that hasn’t been said before, but what it does say is engaging to just about anyone who has ever been in love. All the feelings that come with being in love are distinct to each person, yet it’s a universal emotion that we can all understand. Being in love is like nothing else, and “By Your Side” somehow manages to capture that magical, indescribable mix of excitement, confusion and joy. Roll the windows down, turn up “By Your Side” and enjoy life. You can get The Runaway Club’s self-titled album on iTunes today.