The Avalanches Get Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu for "Running Red Lights"
The new single interpolates lyrics written by David Berman
Published Mar 18, 2020After enlisting Blood Orange for "We Will Always Love You" last month, the Avalanches have now roped in Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo and L.A.-based rapper Pink Siifu for another new single.
The two guests join the Australian outfit for "Running Red Lights," which arrives alongside a Greg Brunkalla-directed video you can find below. Brunkalla had previously helmed the group's video for "Because I'm Me," from 2016's Wildflower.
The accompanying clip is dedicated to David Berman, while Pink Siifu's verse also interpolates lyrics from the late songwriter's Purple Mountains song "Darkness and Cold."
The Avalanches spoke to Berman's writing and the involvement of their collaborators in a statement you can find below.
As director Brunkalla recalled in a press release, "This was the 2nd video I did with the Avalanches, but the first time I actually met Robbie [Chater] and Tony [Di Blasi] in person. For 'Running Red Lights' they asked if I could include a few key elements–like neon, a psychic and have it take place in L.A. Oh and they wanted a little heartbreak, a theme that also ran through 'Because I'm Me.' I had a great time collaborating with them in L.A. When creating music videos, it's always best to be able to have access to the musicians along the way."
Upon sharing "We Will Always Love You" last month, the Avalanches confirmed that a new full-length album is on the way.