The release of Racing Kites' "Be My Runaway" certainly does not disappoint the ears, or fans. Singer Alex Ziabko sings his heart out with heartfelt and love driven lyrics, while Drummer Rick, Guitarist/Vocalist Matt F, Bassist Preston, and Guitarist Matt H follow up with great riffs and musical talent. The band blasts into the first track, "The Takeover" with energetic guitar and opening lines with incredible backing vocals that catch your attention. The chorus and verse are catchy and have relatable content. The second song, "All Night Is Alright" begins with a bang as well, and singer Alex makes you want to dance along with him from the start. The song is so upbeat, you can't help to break into spontaneous dance. "Tonight's Attraction" is a song about a night of love that gives you shivers from the lyrics. Alex somehow manages to sing about this type of situation and make it seem like a non sexual encounter. Back-up vocals from Matty F complete this amazing song. The acoustic song, "My Everything" slows down the upbeat album, but makes you smile at the lovey dovey lyrics. Alex Ziabko can clearly sing any range and does it well. The song is overly adorable and the feelings are real. The ending picks up a little bit, and leaves you satisfied. The closing track "Be My Runaway" is exactly what you would want from these boys. Alex belts out "When I fall, would you stop the world from spinning just for me? I need to breathe." This song will be stuck in your head for days at a time, trust me. Over all, "Be My Runaway" is put together quite well, and I would consider it a must have in 2009. These boys are incredibly talented and driven, their music shines with their love for music.
4 out of 5 [SF]