Remember Matt Mahaffey aka Self? No? Well, it has been quite awhile since new music has surfaced from the indie pop multi-instrumentalist. My first encounter with sElf was actually a stellar Doobie Brothers cover the band crafted from mostly children’s toys.
Mahaffey returned earlier this summer with “Runaway”, a synth pop gem that is as melodic as pop songs get. The sunny, relatable track also came with what I’d deem as a genius music video. What does the internet love? CATS! What’s more adorable than cats playing musical instruments? Well, puppies playing musical instruments, but still a great concept. Find “Runaway” on sElf‘s latest EP, Super Fake Nice on iTunes and stream “Runaway” below.
(Props to All Songs Considered)
BONUS: What A Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers cover)