TALK Performs “Run Away to Mars” on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Canadian singer-songwriter Nicholas Durocher, aka TALK appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “Run Away to Mars”.
The song was released last June as his debut song.
It was written by Benjamin Thomas, Connor Riddell, Lauren Mandel, and Nicholas Durocher.
“'Run Away to Mars' came to me when I was feeling really alone and isolated. Writing has always been a way for me to process and deal with my emotions, and for this song I pictured myself as far away as humanly possible. In my mind, that was Mars,” Nicholas Durocher said of the song. “I love movies about space and adventure, and I drew inspiration from those worlds to build my own – kind of like a kid making a cardboard rocket ship in his backyard. I just happen to be better at making songs than I am at arts and crafts. As the song started to grow in my head and on paper, it transformed into a love song for humanity. A way to feel, just for a moment, what it would be like to leave it all behind. A love song for Mother Earth.”
Over a year since its release, the song took on a life of its own.
The song has amassed over 13 million streams on Spotify and reached No. 1 on Spotify's Viral charts for the U.S., Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, among others.
Born Nicholas Durocher and raised in Ottawa, this multi-instrumental wizard is at ease on piano, guitar, drums, bass, banjo, harmonica and even the mandolin. He toured Canada with a country band in his teens and honed his songwriting and production skills while working with artists at Sony, Def Jam, Wax Records, Physical Presents and more.
He said, “TALK is me saying 'I don't care what anyone thinks, I'm going to be bright, beautiful and, most importantly, myself.'”
- source : CBS