Hey guys! I really hope you enjoy my official video for The Runaway!
I wanted to give you some information and background on where the idea for The Runaway came from.
The inspiration for The Runaway came from a combination of two things: one was the restlessness that all young people go through, and how that restlessness is often put on the back burner to make room for things like relationships. In this story, the relationship is not a strong one; the girl (me) is left wanting more time and attention while the guy is still living his own life apart from her. She is never quite sure where he goes or what he’s doing while he’s gone, and so finally her own dreams come back to her and she decides to leave.
The other aspect is something that many people have felt as a child. I know, for me, sometimes things were tough at home and I’d feel like running away, but for obvious reasons couldn’t. Mainly, I was too young to look after myself and chart my own course. As the girl in the song is grown up, she can finally “run away”. The video goes back and forth between the girl as she is a grown woman, and flashbacks to when she is a child. She is a violinist, and carries her violin with her. I actually got my own little sister to act out the younger “me” in the video. The effect is quite charming, she has a very shy innocence and a determined personality. The videography is amazing, very intimate and artistic with its’ play on light and shadows. It was done by Strike Films, a Saskatoon based company. I was also very excited as, in the video, I got to wear two real vintage outfits that my friend brought from Paris.