Another shining example of front man Aaron Bruno’s masterful songwriting, ‘I Am’ combines dream-like synths, delicate Sigur Ros-inspired piano and uplifting acoustic guitars. The track even features a beautiful horn outro, further backing up AWOLNATION’s ever-growing reputation for being one of today’s most eclectic acts.
Off the back of a rampant, packed-to-the-rafters show at London’s Electric Ballroom on April 1st, the band will return to the UK in August, including a performance at one the world’s most iconic festivals, Reading and Leeds, over the weekend of August 28th – 30th, alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Libertines, Metallica and Bastille.The upcoming shows will provide yet more opportunities to catch AWOLNATION’s explosive live show.
‘I Am’ comes from the band’s second album Run, out now. The album was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. The end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork that is at times, and all at once, sprawling, atmospheric, exuberant, earnest and refined with moments of signature unease. “There is not one second on the record that hasn’t been thoughtfully placed,” says Bruno. “Every single element serves a purpose.”
The powerfully anthemic song is currently featured in the latest World Of Red Bull campaign, which is currently running across North America and Europe and has quickly amassed over 7 million views online.
26th August – Glasgow, The Garage
27th August – Liverpool, O2 Academy
28th August – Leeds Festival (NME/Radio 1 Stage)
30th August – Reading Festival (NME/Radio 1 Stage)
“’Bruno has moved on and made the already big and bold, bigger and bolder. ‘Run’ is the sound of a man coming to terms with his many gifts. Heroic.” – Q
“Clever, calming sounds, suffused with warmth. It’s very good indeed” – Kerrang!
“This is a sign of a band who are as good when staring at their shoelaces as when they’re aiming for the stars” – Rock Sound
“This is yet another unstoppable worldwide monster” – Record Of The Day
“The band’s sound is infectious enough to have given them a 2011 hit with ‘Sail’, and a number of tracks here could easily follow suit” – Sunday Express