Florida-based husband-and-wife duo AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli are set to release their sophomore album, The Marrying Kind, on July 21st; the record houses 12 beautifully-crafted songs that challenge us to explore life’s hard questions while embracing what we have in the moment.
The Marrying Kind is painted on a wide folkicana canvas and painted with colors inspired by great songwriters of the 60s and 70s—from the classic country sounds of Haggard and Cash to the velvety tones of Campbell and Lightfoot. Today, the pair unleash “You Run Away,” a new single from the album. The song features the delicious blend of Swearingen’s smooth baritone and Kelli’s smoky vocals accompanied by a band whose sound is as hot as the California desert, and at the same time, effortlessly cool.
“I really love how we collaborated on this one,” says Swearingen. “The song seemed like it was already in existence. This was the track where I use my vintage Rickenbacker lap steel. David Lindley who played lap steel for Jackson Browne was certainly my inspiration,” he continues. “It was very satisfying when I finally arrived at the lead part in the middle and the outro lines. I had a definite sound and feel that I was looking for.” “The chorus has that Eagle-esque traveling feel,” adds Kelli. “I heard that when I wrote it and I think that comes through on the recording.”
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “You Run Away” by Swearingen and Kelli: