The Runaway

Album: Real (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist Telle Smith explained the significance of this autobiographical song. "The meaning of the lyrics behind the song are how music has been the anchor for our lives," he said. "Everyone goes through crazy s--t from time to time and we all have found peace through music in those moments. We feel it's important to write about what music can do, because it's the most powerful thing we know."
  • Smith wrote the treatment for the video, which was directed by Jeremy Tremp (Illumina A.D.'s "Bleed"). The clip was shot in the band's home state of Arizona. Smith said, "At this point in our career we felt it would be cool to showcase what gave us our start getting into music. The stories of how we got our start aren't that dissimilar from many of our fans getting their start currently."

    "Instead of shooting a high budget looking video we stripped everything down and just jammed in a garage the way so many of us have in our early days," he added. "It felt good to just capture some of the essence of being naive and just loving playing music with your best friends."

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