Today’s Song: The Marías Introduce Fans to the Immersive World of New Album ‘Submarine’ on Danceable Lead Single “Run Your Mouth”

The Marías "Run Your Mouth" © Bethany Vargas
The Marías "Run Your Mouth" © Bethany Vargas
Masters of all things sonically dreamlike and aesthetically pleasing, The Marías return with “Run Your Mouth,” a funk-pop hit for the conversationally drained – and the lead single off their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Submarine.’
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Stream: “Run Your Mouth” – The Marías




If someone is running their mouth, feel free to stop listening to them and start dancing along to this song instead.

“Dance while you can, the next ones might make you cry,” The Marías posted to their Instagram on March 7, underneath a clip of their newest single, “Run Your Mouth.”

It was a fun surprise for fans that the first release off the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Submarine, turned out to be their most upbeat and danceable song yet. By the sound of it, that is about as upbeat as the album might get, which is probably fine, seeing as The Marías are known for their subtle, dreamlike fusion of sounds more than their dance hits.

Run Your Mouth - The Marías
Run Your Mouth – The Marías
When we talk about
Everything that happened
Would rather sit around
I don’t need a lesson
You’d just call me out
Call me when I’m distant
Always run your mouth
I don’t wanna listen

Active since 2016, the Los Angeles band are equally known for the striking and luscious visuals that have accompanied their songs since day one. So much so that their first album was aptly titled Cinema. The music videos and band photos used to promote the album are nothing less than stunning to look at, capturing the band’s masterful cultivation of aesthetics, with red being their favorite repeated pop of color. The cover art for Cinema shows lead singer, María Zardoya, crouched on a red circle with her head down, hovering beside a white swan.

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Needless to say, when The Marías announced that their second album would be called Submarine, fans were not only excited by the promise of new songs, but also by the new visual world sure to center around the very specific yet mysterious word. The band then shared the cover art for Submarine, a blue image of María, once again crouching down, this time alone in an underwater frame with her head tilted upwards. “She has become the swan!” a fan speculated in a story post, later shared by the band. The band’s visuals hold as much meaning to their listeners as the songs themselves, at this point.

You’re on my case, mmm
Won’t you stop with that look on your face?
And I can’t believe, hmm
That you only hold me when I’m on my knees
Got me so tied up
When you push my luck
Thought you wanted this to last for life
Got me so fed up
When you talk too much
When your focus is so out of line
The Marías © Bethany Vargas
The Marías © Bethany Vargas



The Marías proceeded to post a number of photos and visual teasers featuring the band members floating underwater, veiled in blue, before releasing the first single off the album, “Run Your Mouth.”

In the music video, the band isn’t underwater, but they do stand on a blue floor and María fittingly sports the trending “wet-hair look.” The song draws on the group’s funk influences with a grooving bass line and rhythm section, which pair well with Zardoya’s whispery vocals. The lyrics express an attitude of being fed up with conversation, specifically that of a relationship in which one person is being overly critical and analytical.

“I was conflict avoidant at the time and whenever someone wanted to talk about something serious, I’d run and hide,” says Zardoya of the song’s origins.

When we talk about
Everything that happened
Would rather sit around
I don’t need a lesson

“My therapist is good. But I wrote this song in one of my moods when I just didn’t wanna talk and wanted everyone around me to just leave me alone,” Zardoya continues.

The Marías © Bethany Vargas
The Marías © Bethany Vargas



This is a relatable sentiment, especially in an age where the internet has made us obsessed with psychoanalyzing everything and everyone – from ourselves to our significant others to celebrities who we don’t even know. “Run Your Mouth” is a good reminder to anyone who’s been overly criticized that (contrary to what rom-coms might have us believe) we know ourselves better than anybody else does, and not the other way around. So, if someone is running their mouth, feel free to stop listening to them and start dancing along to this song instead.

You’d just call me out
Call me when I’m distant
Always run your mouth
I don’t wanna listen

The Marías’ single “Run Your Mouth,” is out now, along with an official music video. Be sure to give it a listen and a watch and keep an eye out for the sophomore album, Submarine, out this May!

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