“To open for someone like Colbie, it’s awesome. We’re really blessed,” the band’s lead singer, Daniel Botkin, said.
“Titans,” which was released in June, features a mix of folk and rock and includes four part harmonies, giving Runaway Symphony its interesting sound.
The band has been playing together for five years now, and Botkin looks at “Titans” as their “most ambitious take on songwriting ever.” The process of recording new music and playing for fans has been a journey he describes as a “weird but beautiful struggle.”
“Being a band in a small town is awesome because our fans are like our friends at this point,” Botkin said. “But at the same time, it’s tough being a band in a town with a limited number of venues.”
Runaway Symphony also includes Chris Lowe on backup vocals and guitar, Jason Oliveira on drums and percussion, and AJ Stevens on bass.
Runaway Symphony’s modern musical influences include Coldplay, One Republic and Mumford and Sons.
“We can’t help but be influenced by the music we listened to growing up,” Botkin said. “Our music tastes have changed as we’ve grown up, so we like to include elements of that in the music we make.”
Several years of playing as a band allowed them to work out the kinks early on, Botkin said.
“It’s nice to go on stage and actually know what we’re doing,” Botkin said.
Runway Symphony’s EP is available for purchase on its website, www.runawaysymphony.com.
If you go
What: Runaway Symphony opens for Colbie Caillat
When: Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pioneer Park, 203 5th St., Lewiston
Cost: $35 general admission. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketswest.com. Discounted tickets for $30 can be purchased at Les Schwab Tire Centers in Lewiston and Clarkston, Inland Cellular in Lewiston and Moscow, P1FCU Branches, Zany Graze in Lewiston, Main Street Grill in Lewiston, Owl Southway and Owl TriState in Clarkston, TriState Outfitters in Moscow, Rogers Toyota Scion in Lewiston and Sutton Salvage in Lewiston.