VENTS is proud to team up with emerging Canadian electro-R&B-pop artist, Ruben Young who is back with with the quiet energetic and cinematic music video for his newest single “Running For You”.
The video follows through the journey of trying to escape the girl, the cycle, and the games that he continuously falls for. The song, and video are synonymous about the struggle and cycles behind a dangerous temptation, along with the temptations that come with it. A rollercoaster ride is an understatement when it comes to this video. High emotions, realizing your dreams, and living them out – this video shares that temptation, fate, and unexpected encounters are a very real thing.
“I met Kevin O’Brien, aka “Hidden Valley”, an amazing artist/producer from Toronto in January while he was passing through Calgary. In our first session, we were sifting through each others voice notes, and we found a scratch ballad idea I wrote on my piano during the fall of 2015, “I’m in a time warp cuz this girl won’t leave me alone”. I remembered writing it at a time that I was so lost, and emotionally-down that I was writing 24/7. I was in one of those zones where by the end of a new day, my iPhone voice recordings had so many new 15-30 second ideas, I had no idea what was what. Kev and I both loved the idea, and 5 hours later, we wrote “Running For You”. It reminded us of a Bruno Mars melody – groovy and catchy, but I heard big future synths on it. Sonically, it’s one of my favourite songs, because Kev brought so many fresh elements together – from the tribal drums, to the vocal samples. My favourite engineer on earth, Spencer Cheyne co-produced and mixed it here in Calgary. He really brought it to life”
“Running For You” is a song about the cycle of loving someone who loves to keep you chasing – who never lets you in, but never lets you go. It’s about being fed up and knowing you’re being strung along, but every time you try to run to her, to tell her it has to end, you fall for the games all over again.
“Running For You” reached #4 on the iTunes Canada Electronic Chart, and #13 on Spotify Canada’s Viral 50 chart. It is the second single from Ruben’s upcoming EP, “The Bad Habits EP”. He recently released his third, and title single “Bad Habits” which was produced by Canadian JUNO winning, multi platinum selling hip hop producer and artist, Classified. “The Bad Habits EP” is a combination of soulful R&B vocals, catchy pop melodies, and dance influences like future bass and future house. Ruben brings something fresh to the table for fans of John Legend, Disclosure, Justin Timberlake, RL Grime and Mura Masa.
Ruben has recently opened for The Chainsmokers, Akon and Classified. He has been streamed over 1 million times cross platform, and his new single “Bad Habits” will be going to radio across Canada this fall