Usually when you hear a nostalgic song, there is a sense of wistfulness and joy. The latest single from Running Red Lights is the exact opposite. "Calls of Prudence" is a bleak indie rock/folk meets soul song. It feels like a song truly about loss. It's not nostalgic in a "Hey, remember ALF?" way, but instead about truly missing a phase of your life that is just gone now. Singer Scarlett says about the song: "One day, I was feeling particularly nostalgic and found myself reflecting on the days when I was young and could get blissfully drunk without having anyone or anything to answer to, without regard for the time that I was wasting." Missing the days when you could get drunk without repercussions may seem a bit superficial, but it's more about missing as time when you could just do what you want without having to worry about the responsibilities of adulthood. I think we can all relate to that, especially when it's in such a lovely, dark, and moody package.
You can listen to "Calls of Prudence" below. For more on Running Red Lights, be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter.