Tanya Dartson releases new EDM single ‘Run for Your Life’

The music composer and singer from New York City known as Tanya Dartson has released her latest EDM single, “Run for Your Life.” The track has been proudly published independent of the corporate music industry at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide. Upbeat, vivacious and poised for play at nightclubs around the globe, “Run for Your Life” proves that Tanya Dartson can produce electrifying pop with the best of them.

A composer with experience in several music genres, Tanya Dartson cites as main artistic influences Axwell, Zedd, David Guetta, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and Steve Angello, but also composers of film scores such as Thomas Bergersen and Hans Zimmer. Elements of these show through in her own repertoire.

Asked to comment on the themes of her new single, Dartson writes, “’Run for Your Life’ speaks about stripping inhibitions, grabbing the moment and seizing your freedom. Life is short and we all owe it to ourselves to run for our lives and pursue our dreams by all means possible!”

Like all Dartson’s prominent hits, “Run for Your Life” has inspirational themes. It’s one she’s especially proud of, as “Run for Your Life” is not just her first pop/dance single, but also the first on which she appears as both co-producer and lead vocalist.

“It has such a positive and uplifting message,” she writes, “and it’s one of those catchy tracks that you can dance to in the nightclub, listen to in the gym or nod your head to on your way to work.”

Until her “Run for Your Life” EDM hit, Dartson was best recognized for her 2010 “Morningside Park” piano composition, which received an Honorable Mention Citation Award from the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, as well as for her “Escape from Planet Earth” for symphony orchestras.

“Escape from Planet Earth” was selected by the International Composition Competition organized by the Ravel Association of Bergamo, Italy, as one of the 15 best symphony orchestra pieces from thousands of international submissions in 2015. Dartson was one of the youngest composers to reach the final round and the only female composer in the Symphony Orchestra category to be selected.

Since that time, Tanya Dartson’s music has appeared on NYC’s News 12, Brooklyn TV channel, in UCAN! Magazine, on iHeart Radio, on Canada’s FM 98.5 CKWR, on WFCF, Flagler College Radio, on 88.5 FM, Radio Horizon, on 93.9 FM in South Africa, and elsewhere.

“My ultimate dream is to have ‘Run for Your Life’ heard and shared by millions of people all over the world,” writes Dartson.

An official music video for the track is expected to drop in August 2016. A teaser for the video is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5O8rvOwllY.

“Run for Your Life” by Tanya Dartson is available online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Freelance Music Journalist

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