Mysterious, ethereal and eerie, Keep Shelly In Athens create an all-encompassing sound in the whispery tune “Running Out Of You”. Filled with enormous dreamy synths, the song is dream pop for nearly two thirds of its four and a half minutes. The final third adds a heavier beat, turntable scratching, and an 80s hip hop sample in which a guy says Break It Down.
It’s a bit hard to comprehend these elements working together without actually hearing “Running Out Of You”. The uncanny, otherworldly dream pop that dominates the early moments, the dark Saint Etienne-like vocals sung softly, the inclusion of theremin, and the subsequent abrupt morphing into an 80s synth pop meets early hip hop track. But it all, quite astonishingly, fits together quite well.