She wants to be free like a runaway

One of my favorite parts of the movie Soul Surfer was the soundtrack. This song in particular. My brother told me about Mat Kearney a while ago and I like his music, but I love this song!

Mat was born in Oregon and currently resides in Nashville, TN. He just released his newest album Young Love (on 2 August) and it’s already number one on the iTunes charts. I’ve yet to listen to it, but if it’s anything like Runaway then I won’t be able to stop listening to it.

Runaway isn’t on any of his albums, but it is on the Soul Surfer soundtrack. Take a listen below and let me know what you think (make sure to play it at 480p)! It’s just so fun, has a great beat, and makes me want to get moving… feel free… like a runaway. πŸ™‚ The perfect summer song!

(Original image clickable straight to source: Mat Kearney’s Facebook page)


mary [ life inspired ]
5 August 2011 - 12:34 am

love mat kearney! he has such an amazing story, too.

5 August 2011 - 2:08 am

Yep, that’s a great summer song alright! (I’d never heard of Mat Kearney, so I tried to visit his site but it won’t let me in! I think it’s age discrimination. LOL

marjorie rose
5 August 2011 - 2:46 am

I was halfway through the song, loved it, and wanted to leave you a comment to tell you that I love it.. but it cut off the song! Don’t mind starting over though.. I can listen to it while summer’s still rolling..

5 August 2011 - 2:44 pm

I need to check him out, keep hearing such great things!

5 August 2011 - 4:13 pm

Love Mat Kearney and love the music tips Eva! Do you know Bon Ivler? Check out his song Stacks, it’s so beautiful…

Lydia @ See Beautiful
5 August 2011 - 4:39 pm

Ha! I love Marjorie Rose’s comment because the same thing happened to me. I’m going to be re-listening. Also, thanks so much for updating your RSS feed and including See Beautiful! It means so much.

5 August 2011 - 5:29 pm

Sorry some of you are having trouble listening & checking out his site, no idea what that’s about. The only thing I can think of is maybe it hasn’t loaded completely when it starts to play? As for the site, so weird! I hope it works now.

Liz – I DO! My favorite song of his is The Wolves (Act I and II). There was a time I’d listen to it over and over again, ha!

Lydia – You’re most welcome, I actually thought I should have put it up sooner! I hope you get a few clicks from it. πŸ™‚

6 August 2011 - 12:28 am

i went through a huge mat kearney phase so this song was fun to check out, i like it!

6 August 2011 - 6:31 am

haven’t seen the movie… but this song is great! thanks for sharing.

6 August 2011 - 9:59 pm

Listening to that song right now, and I’m loving it.
Love when you suggest songs!

Misty :)
15 August 2011 - 4:04 pm

This is a really good song! I had never heard of Mat Kearney before but this definitely makes me want to look up more of his music. Do you have any other songs you recommend in particular?

This song was in Soul Surfer? Hmm…I don’t remember it. I’ll just have to go watch it again to see for myself πŸ™‚ Gosh I love that movie!!! I’m so glad you finally watched it!!!

16 August 2011 - 4:03 pm

Been meaning to comment on this for a week…simply put:
I. Love. This. Song!
Seriously, it’s just…it’s a good song for one, the first I’ve heard from Mat Kearney as far as I know. Good beat, good sound, lyrics…everything.
And for another, I think I’ve found my theme song. o_o
When I get right down to it, the most basic thing I’ve desired for the longest time is freedom; from trying to fly when I was a kid, to testing boundaries, to imagining a life for myself where I no longer feel trapped, in any sense. Any little taste of greater freedom I get excites me and makes me desire it even more.
This song makes me want to believe in my dreams and all that…it’s almost silly to say about a song, but it’s true!
So thank you so, so much for sharing this with us all. I don’t think I could love this song more if I tried. ♥

18 August 2011 - 1:14 am

So awesome to see so many of you listened and liked this song! Usually my music recommendations don’t get many comments so this was a really nice surprise. Thank you!

Misty – Other than this one, all of my favorite songs of Mat Kearney’s are from his new Young Love album and they are (in order): Chasing the Light, Young Dumb and In Love, She Got the Honey, and Hey Mama.

Lauren – I love that I found out more about you, something I never knew before, with your comment. : ) I don’t think that’s silly to say at all. Music is my therapy and so much more. The meaning of freedom is a main part for why I like this song (and the last one I featured) so much, too! Thrilled that you loved it so!

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