From the vibrant, diverse tapestry of British music emerges a true Renaissance man: Harun Rune. This extraordinary artist orchestrates an enthralling symphony of music, film, fashion, art, and culture. He weaves this eclectic mix with an almost bizarre, magnetic creativity and authenticity that defies replication. The result is a genre-bending kaleidoscope of sound and emotion, both intriguing and irresistible. Defying easy categorization, Rune infuses his work with myriad styles and cultural influences, all while maintaining a consistent, distinctive brand. Beneath it all, Rune’s artistry shines, deeply rooted in serious, evocative lyricism.
Not limiting himself to the kind of music he creates, Rune exhibits cultural sensitivity in his craft, and he has gone on to build a loyal fan base on the back of impressive albums and hit singles that paint him as a trailblazing artist who simply refuses to stand still, always looking to better his sound and satiate the needs of his fans and new listeners alike.
“GOLD,” Rune’s debut project, showcases his limitless versatility and creativity as a songwriter and performer. This impressive 10-track project proves that Harun is an artist who refuses to be confined to a single genre; there’s something for every listener.
It’s crucial that we “Start With This” because this single embodies Harun’s artistry, and it is from here that the other tracks seamlessly transition; taking the listener on a musical journey that is memorable and timeless.
Proving to be a real genre alchemist, Harun delivers a world-class performance brimming with smart wordplay, incredible rhymes, and sufficient cadence. The beat here is outstanding and nostalgic, birthed from the hypnotic and cinematic piano, before Harun goes on a lyrical quest, unleashing a masterclass that is metaphor-flavored and figurative, left for the listener to decipher!
“Duffle” features a stripped-back melodic flow that is tranquil and soul-healing, birthed from that mellifluent piano and naturally tapped water drop, before Harun offers a slick performance—smooth like butter in his signature poetic-inspired lyricism, moving with elegance and style, and delivering some designer flows that only his caliber can.
It’s quite fascinating how Harun flows through laid-back melodies in “Look At Him” the same way they flow through him. This track also features a sweet-sounding piano that lays the groundwork, providing solid support for Harun’s poetic and subliminal flows.
“Privacy” is the longest track in this album at over 7 minutes and really showcases another dimension to Harun’s impressive artistic range. Set to a mid-tempo R&B instrumental that also has that old-school feel, Rune delves deep into the storytelling, painting thoughts and imagery in a listener’s mind with his vivid lyrics.
This tune feels emotional, is saucy, and brings another relaxing thrill with the infectious beat. Featuring soul-revealing lyrics, it is easy to get lured into this performance in its entirety, and you won’t really feel like the track is 7 minutes long. That’s how you know you’ve come across a golden note.
That beat switch at 3:23 is simply stunning and hypnotic, to say the least, as Harun switches gear and takes the listener to another world altogether. This performance is a two-in-one soulful thriller that leaves a lasting impression.
In brilliant contrast to “Privacy”, “Moschino” is the shortest and one of the most direct tracks on this album. It is also one of the greatest representations of Harun’s lyrical ability and an ode to his expensive fashion tastes. This track is the most aggressive and punchline-heavy, consisting of a concoction of diverse flows, infused with captivating energy, memorable hooks, and lyrical conviction. With this performance, Harun impresses the audience with his word play, hard punchlines, flows, cadence, and production.
“Moschino” has also gone on to receive widespread critical acclaim from a massive fan base, with more than 209K streams on Spotify alone…it appears that listeners can’t get enough of its vibe.
“GOLD” really lives up to its title and confirms the truth that anything Harun Rune gets his hands on automatically turns to “GOLD”- the proof is all here for you to see!
In an era where UK artists like J Hus, Stormzy and Dave have made their indelible global imprint, I seriously believe Harun Rune belongs in this conversation too and can be mentioned in the same breath as these legends.
Stream “GOLD” in its entirety via the attached link, and let its standout tracks invigorate your playlist.