Sydney-based three-piece Array are no strangers to weaving through different genres. Their latest track, Runaway, sees them paying tribute to the music that was popular when they were growing up. The song embraces sounds popularised by the likes of The Killers and Muse, with Array adding their own secret spices into the mix.
To complement the track, the band has put together a film clip that captures the vibe in the room when they play a live show. We're stoked to be premiering the video for Runaway right now, because it'll make you miss the sticky, sweaty pubs where live music lives. For now, this'll help you recreate the live music experience right from your living room.
The Orla Doyle-directed video sees the band swaggering across the stage, as you'd expect from a much-talked-about live act. However, the band doesn't take themselves too seriously - the end of the clip sees Array and the film crew having a laugh, and the video ends with a camera tipping over.
The film clip also includes the band swathed in flashing strobe lights, which makes for some impressive visuals. The transition from moody, dark lighting to flashy white lighting gives the clip an extra edge, and means you'll be hypnotised by the cinematography until the very end.
Speaking about the track, the band says they wanted to go for a minimal approach - and then layer elements on top of that. "The idea behind this was to convey a similar raw energy to the audience that we aim to achieve with our live shows.
"We kept it minimal, filmed in front of a plain white infinity screen, but projected a series of lights and images onto ourselves to add vibrancy and texture.” Watch out for the shadows they're projecting onto the back of the stage - it's just a little bit spooky.
You can check out the video for Runaway above. If you're a fan of early 2000s rock, or just want to keep up with what's going on in the Sydney music scene, then you'll want to give it a watch. This song is set to go off live, and we can't wait to hear it played on a stage in the very near future (fingers crossed).