Florida band Muchacho premieres debut single, "Mr. Runaway"

The song is about hopeful optimism and facing the habitual tendency of escapism.

click to enlarge Muchacho, which premiered "Mr. Runaway" on November 15, 2018. - c/o Muchacho
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Muchacho, which premiered "Mr. Runaway" on November 15, 2018.

The feelings behind Muchacho's new song, "Mr. Runaway" make complete sense when you consider the Florida indie-pop outfit's origins. Before Muchacho arrived, Jesús Núñez was stomaching spoonfuls of anxiety that led to a state of emotional nausea and the dissolution of his band Supros.

“I don’t think any of us picked up our instruments for months (more like a year) but the distance was healthy," Núñez said in a statement.

It took two years, but Núñez and longtime collaborators — percussionist Dan Farias and multi-instrumentalist Nick George — have returned with a new moniker and a new outlook on making music.

"Hopeful optimism facing the habitual tendency of escapism – that's how'd I'd describe 'Mr. Runaway,'" Núñez told CL, alluding to the primal part of human beings' reasoning brain which makes them wonder why they're wanting to party while awake in bed at 3 a.m..

"The song revolves around the idea of combating 'the grass is greener' syndrome while introspectively silencing the internal 'if only' with a solemn 'been-there-done-that,'" he added.

The song, according to Núñez, also shares one very important realization.

"It is better to run towards confronting your discontent than running from it."

Fans no longer have to run towards hearing new music from the band either since the trio is sharing an early stream of "Mr. Runaway" below. Have a listen and then keep up with Muchacho via Instagram and Facebook.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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