The Glorious Sons Deliver Stripped-Back Performance of Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’
The Glorious Sons continue to garner attention and today they're mixing things up with a unique cover song. The JUNO-nominated rockers have recorded a cover of Kanye West's piano-centric song "Runaway"; watch the video above.
The band shot their performance at Fiction Studios in London, providing viewers with a stripped-down version of the song. The video is the first in what is expected to be a series of more stripped-down versions of songs released in the coming weeks.
Singer Brett Emmons reveals, "[Guitarist] Chris Koster is a gigantic Kanye fan and he's been covering the song for years. We played it in a church once together, and my voice just kind of worked with the song."
He adds, "I can remember listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and watching the short film all the time in university. It is, by far, my favorite Kanye album. I had never heard rap sound like that before. In my opinion, this album is one of the most important of the 21st century, and 'Runaway' is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written." For those interested, the song is now available via digital retailers.
The Glorious Sons will be promoting their own material when they hit the road later this month in the U.S. They kick off their touring March 13 in Minneapolis with a series of headlining shows before hooking up with The Struts for a handful of dates and also playing a number of festivals. See their full itinerary below.
The band's JUNO-nominated sophomore set, Young Beauties and Fools, is available now, featuring their most single "Everything Is Alright."
The Glorious Sons 2018 Tour Dates
March 13 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St Entry *
March 14 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas Tavern *
March 17 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Atlantic Station (ALT 105.7's Shamrock the Station)
March 18 - New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa *
March 19 - Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues *
March 21 - Kansas City, Mo. @ recordBar *
March 22 - Denver, Colo. @ Globe Hall *
March 23 - Colorado Springs, Colo. @ The Black Sheep *
April 14 - Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live! (CD102.5 Day) #
May 08 - Bloomington, Ill. @ The Castle Theatre ^
May 11 - Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues ^
May 14 - Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre ^
May 17 - Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman ^
May 18 - Gulf Shores, Ala. @ Hangout Music Festival ^
May 22 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox ^
May 23 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre ^
June 17 - Dover, Del. @ Firefly Music Festival
June 30 - Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion (Radio 104.5's 11th Birthday Show) %
July 28 - Belleville, Ontario @ Empire Rock Fest
Aug. 24 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
Aug. 26 - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
^ w/ The Struts
# w/ Franz Ferdinand
% w/ Imagine Dragons
The Glorious Sons