Grant Gustin (or to give him his full name, Thomas Grant Gustin) is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role on the Fox series, Glee as the antagonistic Sebastian Smythe and most relevant to this role, playing Barry Allen/The Flash, on various shows in the Arrowverse television franchise, but most prominently, The Flash. Today, I will be reviewing ‘Runnin’ Home to You’ which is an interesting one, because it fits into a sort of nebulous middle ground in terms of music.
You see, usually I review either original tracks written and performed by the artist in question, or I review covers of other people’s music by an artist, but technically while this track was written by someone else, as I will expand upon in a moment, it was written specifically for Grant Gustin to sing. The track is an original composition written by songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, noted for their musical contributions to La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen. This song was written as part of a crossover between the CW shows Supergirl and The Flash. The track was released alongside various other tracks from the episode ‘Duet’, entitled The Flash – Music from the Special Episode: Duet which was released on March 22nd 2017.
‘Runnin’ Home to You’ the soft piano flows over you, as Grant begins to sing, his voice is soft, resonant voice just reaches you. I fell in love with this song the very first moment I heard it, and if ‘A Drop in the Ocean’ by Ron Pope wasn’t already mine and Tori B Bearly’s song then this would make a great contender. It’s just so hopeful and sweet, and you feel the love in every line. Sure I might be able to read that more because I am aware of the context of the song from the show, but honestly this track just bleeds sincerity and all of that comes through in Gustin’s voice and the gentle, piano accompaniment.
‘Runnin’ Home to You” (guitar version)’ the guitar brings a different energy to the track, you still feel the volume of feeling in Grant’s voice, but the whole track just hits ever so slightly differently because of the guitar infused throughout. But man could I listen to this song from on repeat for hours. I like that it has faster and slower sections, you’d think with all things considered it’d be all high energy, and intense, but it is well balanced and emotional.
So that’s what I thought of ‘Runnin’ Home to You’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then make sure and click the links above. While you’re at it, why not support Grant Gustin by following him on Facebook and Instagram.
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