After a couple of listens We Won’t Run gets under the skin and stays there. The production by Yttling certainly helps the song, formed from simple tribal drums, a repetitive bass line and flushes of piano and strings. It seems like it could have been angrier, but its restraint gives it a sure-footed strength. Nothing is overstated or overcomplicated, it just does what it needs to do. We Won’t Run succeeds as a piece of music because of the simple qualities of melody, vocals and instrumentation.
The single is released on March 22nd and Sarah will be touring the UK to support to fellow Australians The Temper Trap in April and May.