Runaway City was a rock band from North Carolina. The name Runaway City comes from the accounts of ancient Israel. When someone committed a serious crime such as murder, that person had to run away to one of six cities of refuge in order to escape the vengeance of the victim's family. In this city of refuge, he could seek safe haven until he was given a fair trial. The band explained, “By calling ourselves Runaway City, we want people to see hope and love. We want to be an escape for people from whatever they may be going through, even if it is for just a three minute song.”
Friends since college, music has always played an integral role in the lives of Runaway City. After leading worship at their respective youth groups, the band was born out of a deep friendship and desire to encourage people through the universal, barrier-breaking medium of music.
Influenced by the likes of Switchfoot, Daughtry, Needtobreathe, Safety Suit, U2, and Three Doors Down, Runaway City served up a timely message with a sense of urgency. Filled with driving guitars, confessional lyrics, and impassioned vocal delivery, Runaway City’s 2010 debut Armored Heart was creative yet completely accessible with songs like “Fade” that immediately get to the heart of the matter.
LOVE| Posted January 02, 2011
I NEVER get enough of this band!!! I tried to pick one of their songs as my favorite and it was just about impossible! There whole album is great from the first to last song!