Full of amazing harmonies, catchy melodies, and chilled out vibes, Marathon is the new single by Stables that we think deserves a spot on everyone’s summer playlist. With so many people currently taking part in the five-kilometre challenge on social media, a forty-two-kilometre marathon sounds crazy right now. My suggestion is that you listen to this song and tell people you’ve recently been involved in a long-distance race, but keep it vague and avoid answering any direct questions about whether or not you actually ran one. This way, you get to seem cool while enjoying a brilliant track.
It is seriously splendid by the way. You know a song is great when you’re humming it after one listen, and this is because it’s full of infectious hooks. An indie-folk masterclass, the combination of musical elements present in this tune is impressive, as Stables create a wonderfully smooth track that feels like a warm pillow on the ears. In its best moments, it reminded me of classic Beach Boys. It’s no wonder the two-piece have found themselves regularly featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and played several impressive live shows including the prestigious Glastonbury.
Check it out and let us know what you think!