photography by Nicholas Wilkie
If someone asked me what the music of London based artist, songwriter and producer Runrummer reminds me of, I would immediately say: film music. The same holds true for her groovy new single “Nightcaller”, the first drop of her forthcoming EP ‘Outer Space’ out on 8th October. As soon as the first chords start, cinematic motley images pop up in my head. Like that of a slowly moving car scene, laid-back and thrilling at the same time. What a joyous listening experience.
Runrummer explains: “I wanted to make a music video in person but, due to the pandemic, I had to think of a way to create something special remotely. I’m a big fan of pixel art and was inspired by the music video for ‘Move Your Feet’ by Junior Senior. I connected with Madrid-based pixel animator Apoonto and we hit it off straight away. Our goal was to create a playful game-boy inspired adventure which really vibes with the 80s aesthetic of the song. The story follows me in my Dad’s old Datsun Cherry (the car which is also the centrepiece of the single artwork) as I travel across synth-wave London to play a gig. I gain magical powers as I’m presented with a mysterious road block, but when I arrive at the gig I find it being terrorised by monsters. I have to use my powers to defeat evil, culminating in a big final battle on stage with my band. Of course justice prevails, we defeat the monsters and shoot up into the night sky as the song reaches its end”.
Enjoy the video below:
UK autumn tour 2021 – Tickets: www.runrummer.com/gigs