“Runaway” is the first single from East London alternative 4-piece Dark Tides and taken from their forthcoming EP, Venerate, released this Summer.
Dark Tides, the architects of bold compelling ballads that traverse a fragile line between heartache and hope, do not disappoint here. Drawing from a wide range of influences from Joy Division, Bauhaus, Lowlife and Mazzy Star (with a male led vocal), you might be tempted to draw comparisons to more recent artists such as Editors, White Lies, Interpol and The Twilight Sad. Don’t let the moodiness and darkness of the melody fool you, the track is a song for lovers. As lead singer Dan Butcher says, “Runaway is a song for lovers longing to escape from conformity and the trappings of societal expectation.”
Driven by the hypnotic rhythm and haunting vocals, the track takes you on the journey of the narrator, begging to be left to the lovers own devices and do things their way. Beautiful and emotive, this song would fit any late night play list so just turn it up, close your eyes and go with the tide…
The official music video was developed by the band remotely during the current lockdown. Following from the track’s sentiments, they chose the dandelion concept as it evokes making a wish that is then scattered to the wind. Resembling the sun, moon and stars during certain parts of its life cycle; the band love that the dandelion seeds can travel five miles before they finally reach their place of rest.