ewport City Radio's Love Live Music Awards has officially launched and the nominees for the Best Original Song have been announced. This week I am going to be taking you through each of our nominees so you can decide who gets your vote!
I was honoured to be part of the judging panel for this category and out of 24 entries we have managed to whittle it down to 6 nominees. Today we have local ska band 2 Rude with their song “Time is Running Out”.
Personally, I was instantly drawn to this song’s upbeat tempo. From that first beat I was hooked! It also immediately reminded me of Madness – not that I am a massive fan of Madness but I like some of their songs.
Once the song gets going where all the rest of the band start playing their various instruments, it is taken up a notch and it is simply fab. I also loved the use of saxophone and trumpet in this song. You don’t see the use of these kind of instruments and when a song features these I rejoice a little inside – I’m a sucker for a saxophone!
The lyrics of the song are lovely yet catchy. They portray a story of 2 people who like each other but seem to stop themselves from being together. I love the bridge and chorus of this song as this is like the confrontation between these 2 people – “haven’t you made your mind up yet…”, “we don’t wanna move to fast now”. The whole song has a sense of urgency too because of the fast tempo and emotional lyrics because time is running out for these people.
Check out this song and watch the music video I made along with fellow Newport City Radio member Gareth Willey and local filmmaker Haydn Rushworth of the Neon and cast your vote here!
Learn a bit more about 2 Rude below!