Top TV Song Last Week: Run Away to Mars by TALK
ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy aired a significant episode titled “I’ll Follow The Sun” on February 23, 2023. Grey’s is the show that wrote the book on prominent medical dramas, and the most recent episode is the 407th episode in the long-running series. This landmark episode featured last week’s top TV song by a colorful rock and roll Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack alumnus.
Run Away to Mars
from Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack · Season 19 · Episode 7 · I’ll Follow the Sun
The day has taken a toll on Meredith; Simone surprises Meredith with Tessa’s completed book.
‘Run Away to Mars’ is first heard in the middle of the episode as Meredith and Simone stand on a hospital balcony having an emotional exchange. Acoustic strings appear subtly under the character’s dialogue before the artist’s soulful vocals fade in behind the character’s continued dialogue. As the scene transitions settings, the audience gets a view of the “Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital” signage on the exterior of the building, and the song’s vocals increase in volume as the chorus rolls in. The song continues to be heard throughout the next scene and plays for over 2 minutes before the song crescendos on a sustained vocal.
“The team at Grey’s has been trying to find the perfect spot for this song for a while, and I’m so glad we were able to include it in this important episode!” – Justin Kamps, Grey’s Anatomy music supervisor
Tunefind spoke with Grey’s Anatomy music supervisor Justin Kamps about the story behind the song’s placement. “The team at Grey’s has been trying to find the perfect spot for this song for a while, and I’m so glad we were able to include it in this important episode!,” said Kamps. Justin continued, “It’s such a brilliant song, and I loved seeing all of the positive fan reaction to the use. TALK even posted a reel featuring some of the reactions he received from fans on his Instagram,” Kamps concluded.
TALK released his debut single ‘Run Away To Mars’ in June 2021 after gaining a following on TikTok earlier that year. The song currently boasts over 67 million streams on Spotify and in November of 2022, he released a strings version of the song. TALK has been quoted explaining the meaning behind the song saying, “I wrote ‘Run Away to Mars’ when I was at a real low point mentally. I was super lonely and I felt isolated from my friends. I felt like I may as well be the farthest place I could imagine, which in my mind at the time was Mars.”
TALK is originally from Ottawa, Canada and has been pursuing a career in music for the last 10 years, of which the last 3 has seen him making music full time. The multi-instrumentalist joined TikTok in March of 2021 before gaining over 100k followers in a little over 2 months. In May of 2022 TALK made his first appearance on Tunefind after being featured in the season 18 finale of Grey’s Anatomy with a cover of ‘How To Save A Life’ by The Fray. When asked how to best describe his unique sound TALK is confident in his musical evolution, explaining that it is important to him that his work is timeless.
TALK has had placements in TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Siesta Key.
TALK is currently touring the US and Canada. You can find more information on his live shows, here.
〉Listen now: Run Away to Mars by TALK
〉More music by TALK
〉Full list of songs featured in the Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack