Running Lights
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Running Lights

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Pop Rock




"Oslo x New York: Videopremiere fra Running Lights"

NYC-trioen Mike Squillante, Nick Squillante og Steve Ranellone alias Running Lights er ennå ikke kjent i Norge.

Men de har blitt spådd en lys, global fremtid.

Dette med god hjelp fra William Wiik Larsen, som i starten av sin karriere i Oslo slo seg opp som Nasty Kutt.

Artikkelen fortsetter under annonsen

Nå er han Los Angeles-basert, kjent under navnet mamma ga ham, med megahits som «Am I Wrong» (Nico & Vinz), «Stay» (Kygo) og «H.O.L.Y.» (Florida Georgia Line) på CV-en.

Via sin partner Julian Alexander og deres label IDAP (alias I Deserve a Plaque) har han signert Running Lights.

William forteller at han er imponert over gruppen og hvor dyktige de er i studio.
– Jeg synes det er fett å jobbe med Running Lights fordi de er sykt hardtarbeidende folk med tonnevis av kunnskap om lyd og musikk. Dette gjør det kjempegøy å geeke ut sammen, sier Will.

Running Lights (Julian Alexander/IDAP)
I dag slapp trioen musikkvideoen til singelen «Into U», produsert av William.
Sangen har et tema som mange bør kunne relatere til.

– Låten handler om personen som man mistet. Den håpløse romantikeren som aldri gir slipp på det magiske, triste håpet om å igjen få en ny sjanse med den man en gang var sammen med.

Regissøren av videoen er New York-filmskaperen (og norgesvennen!) Shruti Ganguly. Hun har laget flere filmer i samarbeid med James Franco og har et produksjonsselskap med Keanu Reeves. - 730

"Running Lights’ Newest Bop, ‘Into U’ Is Simply Unforgettable"

The art of writing feel-good tunes is hard to master, but Running Lights’ newest record shows that it simply comes naturally to them. Titled ‘Into U’, the minimalist tune snatches your attention with its noteworthy vocals and indelible beat.

Heartfelt as you’ll ever hear, Running Lights’ Mike Squillante displays his stunning voice across octaves, singing in short, powerful and catchy phrases about the happiness in love. The slow, purposeful beat will make you bob your head as the guitar riff gets stuck in your head for days to come. Although this tune only boasts a few instruments, it shows how much of an impact they can make individually. An instrumental guitar solo acts as the bridge in the song, providing a wonderful variation on the insanely addicting melodic motif.

With ‘Into U’ being their third single with renowned producer William Larsen, they’re on track to change the face of their own niche genre with their unforgettable melodies and charm. - CULTR

"Running Lights releases an adorable pop tune, entitled, “Into U”"

Running Lights is a musical trio based in New York City. Not too long ago, they released an adorable pop tune, entitled, “Into U”.

‘Into U’ brings out the nostalgic sentiment of love from yesteryear and pairs it with an irresistible present-day appeal.

The likable tune contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and catchy melodies. Also, it possesses feel-good instrumentation flavored with soaring falsettos and deep bass grooves.

We recommend adding Running Lights’ “Into U” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below. - Bong

"Introducing: Running Lights – Into U"

Running Lights is back with their new single Into U and it sounds as expected grandiose. I really like the groovy melodies which will bring you in a nostalgic vibe. Besides, the bright vocals showcase new musical visions. Furthermore, I am also a big fan of the powerful chorus!

You can say without any doubt that Running Lights has made incredibly good music again, Into U has all the facets of a modern gem, so make sure to stream it as soon as possible and feel free to show your best dance moves while listening!

Do not hesitate and add Into U to your playlist(s).

You can stream Into U below on Soundcloud or Spotify! - LeFutureWave


Today on Sensei’s Music Blog, we get to help showcase the newest track from Running Lights entitled ‘Into U’ - which has nostalgia written all over it’d catchy melody and production. This is the 3rd single release from Running Lights in conjunction with Multi-Platinum Producer Will Larsen. A warm feel good tune that switches things up from their previous singles with soaring falsettos a deep bass groove that brings out the sentiment of love from yesteryear paired with an irresistible present day appeal. We dare you not to smile and bob your head to this one, so get ready to smash that replay button and add it to your favorite playlists.
Lastly, if you’re diggin’ what Running Lights is up to - make sure you throw them a follow on their social media links and stay up to date with their work as it drops. These guys have an amazing sound and you;d be a straight up fool to miss out on anything that’s on the way in the upcoming months. You’ll find everything you need and the stream to ‘Into U’ down below! Enjoy! - Sensei

"Running Lights – Into U"

Running Lights blend bright vocals and a production style will have you playing it over and over again. We love the energy that Running Lights puts out and fans around the world will have to agree, if you haven’t listened to their previous releases, you can do so by following them on SC. - Music By Humans

"Running Lights Drop New Single ‘Into U’"

New York City based pop/rock trio Running Lights, consisting of Mike Squillante (guitar/vocals), Nick Squillante (keys), and Steve Ranellone (drums), are back with their third single Into U, a highly addictive piece of pop music that instantly put a smile on my face and got me bobbing my head to it.

This infectious song features production by multi-platinum producer Will Larsen and I am loving how it perfectly enhances Mike's lush vocal delivery which at times reminds me a bit of Nick Jonas. The song has a highly infectious thick bass line that instantly caught my attention and its overall feel-good atmosphere sealed the deal for me. I am also enjoying Mike's crystal-clear falsettos and how much emotion he conveys through his lush vocals. If you're into groovy pieces of pop music with lush vocals, groovy guitars and an infectious hook, then you'll love Into U. Check it out below! - Caesar Live N Loud

"Running Lights - Into U [Music Video Review]"

Rating: 4 out of 5
“This is a fun Pop track made all the better for its entertaining video.

Most of us guys have fallen prey to the charms of a crush and attempted to mold ourselves into what we think they want, but the tactic never leads to a good place and this is as amusing and energetic of a cautionary tale as you are likely to ever find.”

— Travis Erwin (LA on Lock Blogger) - LA on Lock

"Running Lights back with “Not In Love”"

New York trio Running Lights have shared their second single. Titled “Not In Love”, the radio-friendly and high-octane song got the band collaborating with multi-platinum Producer Will Larsen. It is a love anthem with a euphoric electro-pop tune. “Not In Love” is the follow-up to their debut single “Speechless“, another great piece.

Running Lights is composed of Mike Squillante (guitar/vocals), Nick Squillante (keys) and Steve Ranellone (drums) and the three have Italian upbringing (Mike and Nick are brothers while Steve is their childhood friend). Last year, the outfit signed to Los Angeles-based label IDAP Music. Find them on Facebook. - Aipate

"Introducing: Running Lights – Not In Love"

Running Lights is back with their new single Not In Love and it as expected a real summer hit. I am a big fan of the catchy melodies which showcase creativity and an artistic look. Beside, the funky rhythms are amazing and will make you groove within a few seconds. Furthermore, I also like the sensational vocal performance, it knows to impress until the last note!

Not In Love is a track that you want to hear all the time, the sound is very addictive, so be sure to stream it as soon as possible and feel free to sing/dance along while you listen!

Do not hesitate and add Not In Love to your playlist(s).

You can stream Not In Love below on Soundcloud or Spotify! - LeFutureWave

"Running Lights Drop New Single ‘Not In Love’"

New York City based pop/rock trio Running Lights, consisting of Mike Squillante (guitar/vocals), Nick Squillante (keys), and Steve Ranellone (drums), are back with their sophomore single Not In Love.

I am loving the energy of this pop song and how Mike's vocals soar over the upbeat production from multi-platinum producer Will Larsen. This is one of those songs that instantly put you in a good mood and is perfect for the radios and for those summer road trips. Its highly infectious chorus got stuck to my head and I can't stop humming it. Not In Love is a beautiful summer pop track with lush guitar melodies, great vocals, slick production and an overall feel-good atmosphere. Check it out below!

Speaking about the song the guys said,
We’ve all been through that moment wondering if we should say “I love you” to the other person and the easy way out is just not doing it. With bright uplifting acoustic guitars and a beat that makes you want to dance, Not In Love celebrates the dance we do around love. - Caesar Live N Loud

"Running Lights - Not In Love [Review]"

“An energetic summer pop ode to falling in love. A beat that will keep you moving while you soak in engaging lyrics and a solid vocal performance.”
— Travis Erwin (LA on Lock Blogger) - LA on Lock

"Running Lights – Not In Love"

Sebuah tembang apik hadir dan diperkenalkan oleh Running Lights dengan judul “Not In Love”. Single musim panas yang enerjik ini dibawakan oleh band trio asal New York.

“Not in Love” adalah melodik musim panas yang terasa penuh semangat saat riff didengarkan, dentuman yang ritmetik menompa semangat pada hari yang panas ini. - Parapop

"Listen to “Not In Love ” by Running Lights"

New York City-based Running Lights have dropped their second single Not In Love and it is the perfect song to get you over that mid-week hump. Catchy hooks and big melodies are what drives Not In Love, the chorus, with its electronic pop feels, will have you grooving within a few seconds of listening. Listen below: - Girls At The Rock Show

"Running Lights – DREAM TOUR"

Dream tour huh? Well, that’s a loaded question. Here are our top three picks!

The Night Game – These dudes are one of the most unadulterated music-making outfits on the scene today. They don’t shy away from sounds others would deem “cheesy.” They don’t turn a blind eye to chord progressions some would call “cliche.” And Martin Johnson most definitely DOES NOT write, produce, or perform based on what people expect from a pop/punk prince of old. There’s a general “fuck-all” demeanor he and the rest of his roulette of musicians embody onstage, a swagger that echos the finesse of Prince but harnesses the brawn of Springsteen, that encapsulates an audience to the point of ecstasy. These are the tactics of a true performer, a frontman. Tactics that I myself strive to employ both onstage AND in-studio. Techniques that do not shy away from the familiarity of pop song structure and subject matter. Tools that bring the word “classic” to mind. People like being around like-minded people right? Running Lights and The Night Game are no exception.
– Mike Squillante (Lead Vocals / Guitar)

Jon Bellion – Jon Bellion is one of the most entertaining performers I’ve ever seen live. I got to catch his set opening for 21 Pilots and he was unbelievable. His stamina his stage presence and his talent were unrivaled that night. It felt good to be someone who had never heard his music before and immediately be a fan because I saw him live. It seems that doesn’t happen very often, these days it’s all about your online presence but I felt like I got lucky to be introduced to him this organically. Now, all that being said being able to tour alongside such a talent would only inspire us to work harder than we already do considering we’d have such big shoes to fill at showtime!
– Nick Squillante (Keys / Backing Vocals)

Blink 182 – Having grown up in the golden age of pop-punk I saw the rise and fall of many great bands. I was drawn to Blink at such a young age not only because of my love for their music but also because of their image and energy. Nothing was cooler than seeing three dudes dressed in all the cool punk clothing at the time getting on stage and not giving a shit about anything other than having fun and connecting with their fans. In particular, I was drawn to the legendary Travis Barker. Covered in tattoos head to toe, sporting a sick Mohawk and commanding such speed, grace, and musicality behind the drum set, Travis became a demigod, idol, and a gold standard of drummers in not only my eyes but millions of peoples worldwide. In everything that I do I try to emulate the Blink of old, in particular, Travis; that is not giving a shit about what other people do or say, playing my heart out, and by going out on stage regardless of the scenario having fun and connecting with the crowd. Touring alongside them would be a dream come true.
– Steve Ranellone (Drums) - Digital Tour Bus

"Introducing: Running Lights – Speechless"

NYC based trio Running Lights has released recently their new single Speechless and it sounds very good. I am a big fan of the melodic construction which create a wonderful soundscape. In addition, the vocal performance is outstanding and the Electro Pop influences are amazing!

Without any doubt I can say that Running Light has made some unique music again, Speechless is a real masterpiece, so make sure to stream it as soon as possible!

Do not hesitate and add Speechless to your playlist(s).

You can stream Speechless down below on Soundcloud or Spotify! - LeFutureWave

"Running Lights: "Speechless” By: Jared Free July 14, 2019"

Running Lights expand on their expertly crafted synth-pop stadium pop with their latest track, “Speechless.” Listen to it below.

Spacey synths and dreamy vocals are the main draw for “Speechless” from Running Lights. Lead singer Mike Squillante’s agile voice bounces around and over a gorgeously textured synth composition. When the chorus comes around, we’re treated to marching style drums that drive the beat right into your head. This track is perfect for your summer driving playlist—and must be played with your windows down! The light harmonies that come in to support Squillante’s impressive falsetto moments are totally captivating. The initial vocal sample’s echoes at the end give the song a melancholic twist, as well as addictive replay value. - Gask Mask Magazine



Speechless (2019)
Not In Love (2019)
Into U (2019)


Not In Love (Ricky Breaker Remix) (2019)
Only Human (Running Lights Remix) (2019)



Hard work is nothing new to the NYC based trio Running Lights. For

Mike Squillante (guitar/vocals), Nick Squillante (keys), and Steve

Ranellone (drums) it’s a deep rooted notion that has been a

cornerstone of their Italian working-class upbringing paired with an

unwavering passion for music.

Over the last 5 years the brothers have been lending their talents to

industry professionals, Mike as a touring guitarist/keyboardist for

major label acts such as Melanie Martinez (Atlantic), Gnash (Atlantic)

and Nick as an engineer at NYC’s legendary Electric Lady Studios

working exclusively with 7-time Grammy-award-winning mix engineer

Michael Brauer.

They never lost the urge to forge ahead with their own artist careers.

After years of being students to the game and millions of views for

their covers on YouTube, the guys decided to direct full focus on

themselves. They joined forces with childhood friend Steve Ranellone,

a seasoned drummer and Warped Tour veteran, and have been giving

it their all as Running Lights ever since.

In 2018 they signed a deal with LA-based hit-making powerhouse

IDAP Music, home to multi-platinum producer/songwriter William Wiik

Larsen (Nico and Vinz “Am I Wrong”, Kygo “Stay”, Florida Georgia

Line “H.O.L.Y.”). Together they are crafting a debut that captures the

energy, power, and fearless passion of the band’s live show for

release in 2019.