Douglas A. Benson unveils debut single ‘On The Run’

"It symbolises the first step of breaking away from the dependence one has on others, and the first step towards achieving inner peace and self-sufficiency"
24 May 2024
Photo by Isaac Farley

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Rising artist Douglas A. Benson ​shares his debut single, On The Run, taken from his eagerly awaited EP Joys of Growth. On The Run exemplifies Benson’s distinct musical style—simultaneously sentimental and energetic, blending elements of pop, rock, and groovy tones.

Benson explains: “On The Run symbolises the first step of breaking away from the dependence one has on others, and the first step towards achieving inner peace and self-sufficiency.” With heartfelt lyrics and a powerful melody, the track offers listeners an introspective voyage accompanied by an irresistible beat.

Benson, celebrated for his captivating blend of vintage and modern influences, finds inspiration in music icons like David Bowie, Elton John, and the timeless essence of Northern Soul classics.

Photo by Isaac Farley

The inception of On The Run dates back to 2020, during the pandemic, when Benson penned the initial version while residing at a friend’s abode. After allowing the song to mature for a few years, Benson relocated to Sweden in 2022, where he produced the complete EP before ultimately settling in London.

Joys of Growth consists of four tracks, each contributing to a larger narrative, with On The Run serving as the second chapter in this captivating tale.

Drawing from a diverse array of influences, including concept albums revolving around Moon-based hotels, spoken word poetry, and Psychedelic Rock, Benson showcases his remarkable ability to merge these varied elements into a coherent and innovative sonic landscape.

With On The Run, listeners can anticipate an exhilarating journey through Benson’s musical universe, brimming with introspection, emotion, and sonic exploration.

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