You can’t say you didn’t see it coming. After the bombing of his debut album Audio Daydream and its subsequent singles, Blake Lewis had no choice but to retreat to the warm embrace of the dancefloor after he was dropped from his label.

So Blakey’s back, coming at us with a cover of the classic Flock of Seagulls hit, “I Ran (So Far Away),” with production by Darude, the creator of “Sandstorm.” Yes…you know the track. It’s that gritty, machine-gun burst of techno perfection that dominated every Bar Mitzvah playlist over the past ten years. Remember?

To be honest, I quite like it myself. I’ve always liked Blake’s sound, so I think the song fits his voice nicely. Solid production, solid delivery…It’s a proper club track. Sure it’s not the original, but it’s not as though I maintain a high regard for Flock of Seagulls in the first place.

DL: Blake Lewis – I Ran (So Far Away) (Flock of Seagulls Cover)