We had the pleasure of interviewing Runaway Angel, and here’s what they had to say:
Q: What was your creative process for “Beach Please”?
RUNAWAY ANGEL: This writing session was a bit outside of our normal process. We had never met Kate Malone before but we knew she was an excellent producer. We had a good chat and she played us some fun beats/tracks that she thought could be solid building blocks for a song. Usually we do not write to tracks, but we know it’s very common and we instantly felt inspired by that great bass line you hear in “Beach Please”.We were INTENT on writing a beach song because we had never committed to one before. While we were throwing around ideas, Ann jokingly said “Beach Please”, and the rest is history!
Q: How did you guys get together to form this band, Runaway Angel’?
RUNAWAY ANGEL: We were all solo artists for many years before Runaway Angel. Stacey had the initial idea of starting a trio. She loved the Dixie Chicks and saw that there were no other trios prominently in the scene at the time. She and Cadence were good friends and she nicely (and incessantly) asked Cadence to start a group with her until Cadence finally saw the light and said yes. Cadence and Ann were friends, and they all got together to write, and get a feel for if Stacey’s crazy idea could work. 10 years later, here we are!
Q: What projects are currently in the works?
RUNAWAY ANGEL: “Beach Please!” Our focus at the moment is the single. We have been away for a long time and just want to take this one step at a time and give it our all. In the background, we have been writing for film and television. We have had a few placements on TV shows which is very exciting!
Q: What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
RUNAWAY ANGEL: Diving fully into the arts is crazy. All three of us did it knowing that it would take all of our time, money and energy with absolutely no guarantee of success. As normal as it feels now, we think it was likely the most daring thing we’ve done!
Q: What is the best show you’ve ever played? Why?
RUNAWAY ANGEL: Trackside Music Festival in London Ontario was a ton of fun. We had been playing a lot of shows at that point and felt really solid so we could just enjoy the moment we had worked for. We also had a lot of friends and family in the crowd that could share it with us!
Q: Do you mind sharing the performance you think has been your worst, why, and what you learned from it?
RUNAWAY ANGEL: We would love to say we were instantly and effortlessly awesome, but that would be a lie. We think our first show was likely the worst. We just had not really figured out our identity as a band yet. Our harmonies were not quite there, and we were too used to being solo artists to know how to really sink into the Runaway Angel dynamic. Once we had hung out and written a lot, things really started to fall into place.
Interviewed by Zoey King
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