Dakota East Shares Debut Single ‘Runaway’

Australian singer and songwriter Dakota East has just shared her brand new single Runaway, a dreamy and alluring piece of indie-pop music. 

Written with long time collaborator, guitarist and producer Kieran Colton, Runaway is a song about the experience of fear and the anxieties that come from it. This is quite a relatable song as fear is part of us and only we can decide to overcome certain fears that may stop us from living life to the fullest, myself included. 

I am loving Dakota East's powerful vocals and how they effortlessly convey the emotion of her storytelling. This message is wrapped around a polished indie-pop production with intricate guitar riffs beautifully intertwined with a cool bass and catchy percussion which creates an overall dreamy and feel-good atmosphere that screams carefree summer days. Check it out below!



Speaking about the song, Dakota East said,

After losing my dad when I was 24, I felt a resurgence of anxieties and fears that I thought were just based in childhood. Things that I thought I had grown out of. Fear of flying, fear of the ocean, fear of the dark. Life felt so fragile and at any moment it could break.