Keelie Walker – ‘Runaway’

Keelie Walker is like so many other teens, and is still figuring herself out; trying to work out who she is while dealing with the increasing pressures of growing up. Her new single, ‘Runaway’, the follow up to March’s ‘Girls Night‘, is another single from the ‘Girls Night’ EP, and as usual, we see her as herself, being an uplifting inspiration for her friends, as well as those around her.

‘Runaway’ is a more serious song than ‘Girls Night’, and reminds the listener that no matter how hard it gets, you don’t have to run away: you are loved, and things will get better. We see Keelie at the start of the ‘Runaway’ on her way to school, with her breakfast in hand. But we soon realise the isn’t for her, but rather for a neighbour. Keelie’s peers are all facing struggles of their own: bullying, an unexpected pregnancy, a difficult home life, mental health issues, and Keelie, whether dressed up to the nines, or kicking back in her favourite hoodie, is here to remind them that they can get through this, and no matter how tough today is, there’s always a brighter tomorrow.

Watch the gorgeous music video for ‘Runaway’ below, and check out Keelie Walker and her music on her official website.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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