The Word Alive Unveil Autobiographical ‘The Runaway’ Video
The Word Alive pulled from their own life for their latest video 'The Runaway' (watch above). The treatment for the clip was written by vocalist Telle Smith and the video was directed by Jeremy Tremp, who has previously worked with the band. The clip was also shot in their home state of Arizona.
Smith says, "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."
He goes on to add, "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. It felt good to just capture some of the essence of being naive and just loving playing music with your best friends."
As far as what the song signifies, Smith says, "The meaning of the lyrics behind the song are how music has been the anchor for our lives. 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. It changed our lives, and we hope people watch 'The Runaway' and feel that power music holds."
'The Runaway' is from The Word Alive's latest album 'Real,' which was released in June and debuted at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The Word Alive are currently on a headlining tour with The Color Morale, Our Last Night, Dead Rabbitts and Miss Fortune through Dec. 13, wrapping it up with a hometown show in Mesa, Ariz. For a complete list of dates, go here.