Rock is meant to be epic. That’s why we love it right?
The Killers have really nailed the epic thing with their new video for single ‘Runaways’. But it’s not an all guns blazing special effects bonanza – with this video, they’ve really kept it simple and let their killer (sorry) riffs and lyrics do all the talking.
By pairing things back with simple pans, spotlights, back lit clouds of dramatic smoke and skylines, the attention is drawn to the drama of the song. You find yourself really hearing the lyrics and rock riffs… with doozies like “the night that she broke down and held my hand” really jumping out at you.
Check it out below.
‘Runaways’ is taken from the forthcoming album Battle Born (due out Sept. 18), the follow-up to 2008’s Day and Age.