Thursday, September 7, 2023

Jon Muq - "Runaway"

Photo by Jim Herrington

Jon Muq was born in Uganda and now resides in Austin, TX. He's performed on the streets, cruise ships, and opened for artists like Billy Joel, Norah Jones, and Mavis Staples. Now he has his debut single, and you're going to want to jump on the bandwagon right now. "Runaway" has that easygoing mainstream folk thing going for it. If it had been released three months ago, I would have declared it to be the song of the summer. It also has a bit of an Afropop sound to it that helps set it apart from the majority of mainstream folk-pop. Muq also adds this intensity to the song that is hard to put your finger on. As easygoing as it is, it gives the song an immediacy that is impossible to ignore.

Jon Muq says of his new single:

“Running away from anything good or bad is never a weakness but rather courageous.”

You can watch the video for "Runaway" below. The Dan Auerbach produced song is available now via Easy Eye Sound, and is available for download here. For more on Jon Muq, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Sep 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Memorial Hall (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 14 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 17 - Nashville, TN - CMA Theater (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 19 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 20 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theater (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 21 - Nashville, TN - Bobby Hotel rooftop, 3pm

Sep 22 - Sugar Hill, GA - The Eagle @ Sugar Hill (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 24 - Birmingham, AL - Alys Stephens Center (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 26 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theatre (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sep 27 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage (w/ Amythyst Kiah)

Sep 28 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater (w/ Amythyst Kiah)

Sep 29 - Sag Harbor, NY - Sag Harbor American Music Festival 2023

Oct 1 - Amherst, MA - The Drake (w/ Amythyst Kiah)

Oct 3 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom (w/ Amythyst Kiah)

Oct 4 - Portsmouth, NH - Music Hall Lounge (w/ Amythyst Kiah)

Oct 5 - Fall River, MA - The Narrow Center for the Arts (w/ Amythyst Kiah)

Mar 1, 2024 - Miami, FL - Cayamo Cruise 2024

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