London, Ontario rock n’ rollers Red Arms are releasing their first full-length album, Critical State, via Yeah Right! Records on September 13, and they want you to know about it. To get you stoked, they just released a video for “Ran Away.”
Their debut song off Critical State, “Ran Away” splices images of the band in the studio, the woods, and the Forest City juxtaposed with a vintage “How to Run” tutorial. Produced and directed by Justis Krar (of Single Mothers), the letterbox resolution video features fragmentation and image distortion reflecting the song’s themes of isolation, running away, and suicide. Krar’s visual storytelling style embodies the messages Red Arms hoped their song would carry.
“We are currently living through an unprecedented mental health crisis where even the most accomplished are unable to see the value in their significant contributions to the world,” says guitarist Rob LoRusso. “An alarming number of those around us are living lives of quiet desperation—unwilling or unable to seek help until it is often too late. The guilt, anger, and grief of those that must endure the loss only perpetuates the suffering.”