It’s Friday, and it’s been a long week—all you want to do is ditch work and stay home in bed. But since you can’t do that, you’ll have to settle for Oscar and the Wolf‘s darkly romantic house banger, “Runaway,” and the surreal but sexy music vid—which might actually be better. Directed by Frederik Heyman, the visual shows Oscar and the Wolf’s Max Colombie in a hyper-emotional free-fall as he mouths heartbreaking lyrics, resulting in what the artist calls “royal vampire porn”—what could be cooler than that?
With lust-soaked harmonies, the track itself touches on the volatility of relationships atop hypnotizing trance beats—pretty much the ideal club anthem.
“Everything that you desire can ultimately lead to your destruction,” says Colombie, of the single. “Initially bringing the light of affection and devotion, but settling into a sudden unquenchable craving, resulting to ultimate surrender in chaos. Conflict is what feeds life, so light and dark will always need each other—the unbalance, however, is a treacherous path.”
Together, the track and video make for a perfect Friday distraction, that’ll probably carry on through next week.
Watch the BULLETT premiere of “Runaway” below, and pick up Oscar and the Wolf’s self-titled debut EP September 26 via Neon Gold.
23.09 – Germany, Hamburg – Festival
12.10 – Israel, Tel Aviv – Hangar 11
27.10 – Belgium, Antwerp – Sportpaleis
28.10 – Belgium, Antwerp – Sportpaleis
15.11 – UK, London – XOYO
16.11 – France, Paris – YoYo
17.11 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – AFAS Live
30.11– Germany, Cologne – Kantine
01.12 – Germany, Berlin – Heimathafen
Sophomore album, ‘Infinity,’ also out on September 26 in Europe, via PIAS.