video premiere: "bodysurfing" - runnner
It's fitting that the music video for runner's "bodysurfing" is an ever-changing collage. The visuals are a perfect representation of the music; the track begins slowly, breezy instrumentals conjuring up visions of summer and beachside daydreams. Its beginning is hazy, languid, a gradual reveal to a vivid explosion of sound. Much like the brightly colored background it soon transforms to, "bodysurfing" is marked by a rapid increase in pace, a noise. All at once a calamitous swell of instrumentals take over, as if one is pounding ferociously but purposefully, creating a sound that's indescribable but playful. It's a metallic twinkling, a stunning soaring melody and an abrupt shift in tempo that fully engulfs you before tapering off, and all is quiet and still again.
The video is meant to reflect the feelings of getting older and becoming lonely, and speaking from personal experience it does that. You spend your whole life slowly waiting to grow up, awaiting what you think will be the best times of your life, and suddenly you find yourself feeling scatterbrained and alone; the picture that you built up in your mind falling to pieces, waiting for you to put it back together again.