OK. Let’s start with some facts. “Cool Runnings” was a 1993 film about a plucky Jamaican bobsledding team. As far as I know Elliott White, Brandon Biondo, and Forrest Ferguson — of COOLRUNNINGS — are not Jamaican, nor can they bobsled. They’re not worried though; the trio offer other talents. With new single “I Am You,” they show a penchant for sweet and synthy lo-fi pop that would be right at home on the soundtrack of an 80’s buddy cop movie. I realize I’ve used a similar comparison before, but it always surprises me how so much DIY music attempts to timeshift my millennial generation brain to a crowded movie theater on the day “Pretty in Pink” opened. It’s cool though, we seem to really enjoy this idea, and COOLRUNNINGS deliver.
COOLRUNNINGS, “I Am You” (Self-Released)
Words: Marc Picciolo
“I Am You” is available on the COOLRUNNINGS Bandcamp Page.