Sophie Lloyd and Michael Starr team up for new single Runaway

The big collabs just keep on coming, as Sophie Lloyd joins forces with Steel Panther frontman Michael Starr for Eddie Van Halen-inspired new single Runaway.

Sophie Lloyd and Michael Starr team up for new single Runaway
Emily Carter

Sophie Lloyd has unveiled another new single – this time, teaming up with Steel Panther vocalist Michael Starr.

The two join forces for the song Runaway, which Sophie says is one of her favourites from her upcoming album. “It’s inspired by all the high-energy, super fun ’80s rock that I absolutely love,” she explains. “Eddie Van Halen was an especially big influence for the guitar work throughout the song.

“And to have Michael Starr feature on the song is such a ‘pinch me’ moment. I’ve loved Steel Panther so much growing up and they were such a big influence on my playing style. He really is a rock legend and I’m so honoured he wanted to collaborate in this. I absolutely love the story he tells in this song and I can relate to it a lot myself, and I had so much fun recording guitar lines to go along with the lyrics and help tell the story.”

“What a killer experience getting to work with Sophie,” says Michael. “She’s a great guitar player and loves metal just like me. This song came out awesome. Enjoy!”

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