TUNE Maple & Rye - Rebel's Run
Maple & Rye has always had a vision of keeping the music and the experience authentic, both for themselves and their fans. Vocal harmonies and powerful melodies are interspersed with bombastic drums, danceable rhythms and grand choruses, parallel with a brittleness and inwardness that contrasts with the joy and dance. It is music that changes from playfulness to intimacy and emotion. The artistic core is largely due to the fact that all the members of the group are composers, lyricists and vocalists - the band's two strong lead singers are backed in by the other members and great focus is placed on careful and sensitive storytelling. Their musical inspiration is drawn from a broad palette from blues and funk to rock and folk-pop, although the main influences are the members' own emotional lives.
The new single 'Rebel's Run' has a great focus on the lyrics and the enthralling story behind it. Leo Lönnroth from Maple & Rye says about the song:
“ I wrote this song inspired by the Swedish artist Sabina Ddumba's story, when she talked about her father's fate. She explained that her father had been put on trial to be executed during Idi Amin's regime in Uganda, but that just when it was her father's turn to get shot, the men took the rifle for a break. Sabina's dad took his chance and ran. He ran and ran until he came to Sweden. Well in Sweden, Sabina said that he has never ever complained about anything and I think that there is something so incredibly nice about that. We have tried, in the song, to capture the utmost desperation and the inevitable hope that comes when you realize that you have no choice but to flee. It's so easy to forget, but the absolute greatest gift we've ever been given is life itself. "