Major Spark Pays Homage To Female Athletes In, "Run Run Run"

Versatile and uplifting musical duo Major Spark highlights the essence and power of female athletes worldwide in their latest single and music video, "Run Run Run."

Major Spark is vocalist Mark Goodman and producer Brian Charles. Together, they've created a distinct sound that combines garage rock, power pop, psychedelia, and synth-drenched textural soundscapes. With conceptual and spirited tunes, Major Spark is leaving a major mark on the independent music scene.

The versatile duo recently released a lively and anthemic new tune, "Run Run Run," which looks at the power and drive of female athletes. The song's music video is another empowering aspect that brings those themes to life through visuals of powerhouse women worldwide. It's without a doubt that Major Spark brings a positive vibe with each of their tunes, and this new one is no exception.

Expanding on the music video for "Run Run Run," the scene opens with grainy and nostalgic shots of a female cheerleader dressed in an 80s cheer outfit, pumping her pom-poms with energy. As Major Spark's lively and feel-good instrumentals begin pouring through our speakers, Goodman expands on his admiration for such powerful women.

"She's got muscles like a stoner's got weed" is a perfect description of Goodman's witty yet effective lyrics. Charles's groovy and bright rock instrumentals bring an incredibly vibrant and playful feel. Major Spark's performance is the perfect soundtrack for the music video that plays countless shots of different female athletes pumping iron, running track, and beating records.

Take a moment to appreciate powerful female athletes worldwide with Major Spark's latest single and music video, "Run Run Run." Find the single on all digital streaming platforms and the music video on YouTube.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, MajorSpark. We truly appreciate the homage you've created for female athletes with "Run Run Run."What inspired "Run Run Run?"

The vibe of "Run Run Run" comes from listening to hours and hours of great guitar pop from bands like Fountains of Wayne. Mark wrote the basics of the song - and then Brian pushed to create parts that would build the song. We aim to have simple guitar hooks and sweet harmonies to make the songs tasty and sweet. We wanted the song to be about a woman who kicks ass in a beautiful way.

What was it like writing the lyrics for "Run Run Run?" Why did you want to give your lyrics this playful and lighthearted feel?

Mark likes to write the lyrics in the studio. Writing with pen and paper and a strong cup of coffee can lead to cliches; we call it the Moon/June/Spoon rhyme problem. So... Mark improvises dozens of verses over the basic groove, and then we find the morsels that sound good. When Mark wrote in previous bands - nobody really questioned his lyrics or pushed too hard on the meaning. Brian pushes and questions every phrase in a good way. When Mark gets stuck in a lyric rut, he will pull out old tracks by bands with unusual lyrics; King Missile, Pavement, Guided By Voices, and The High Strung.

What made you want to shed light on the many different female athletes within your music video for "Run Run Run?" Why was this important for your group?

We hired Philip Stevenson, a music producer from Washington DC who creates his own found footage videos, to craft a video using what he could find. We gave Philip some loose direction, and he found the images. He definitely captured the vibe we wanted. We did not need a ton of back & forth in the editing process. We want our music to be perceived as positive, upbeat, high energy -- good for a party, driving around, and having fun. The video (mostly) has that vibe.

The scenes within the "Run Run Run" music video seem to be rather nostalgic. Why did you want the video to have this old-school, 80s edge?

We think the edge goes further back. The video feels, at times like the 1950s. We gave Philip the freedom to assemble images that he thought would work. We were not trying to make a nostalgic video.

What's next for Major Spark?

Well. Brian produced bands for 33 years at his studio, Zippah Recording. But it burned down in December 2021. We were about halfway done with album #2. He continues to produce bands in other studios, but we are trying to find space to rebuild Zippah. Our goal is to finish album #2 by the end of 2022. We think we've surpassed what we did on Beautiful Noise... but most songwriters think their new stuff is better. We'll see.