The music of Shadow of Whales is often called inspirational, but it’s more than that. Shadow of Whales find the place where inspiration meets compassion. As the resonant and addictive melodies soar, the lyrics wrap around you and make sure you never feel alone. “Runaway” is a shining example of what the band does best.
“I just want to feel alive, the cold has made me dead inside. No one knows what I am going through,” the lyrics deepen, breaking into something more raw, more emotional before launching back into the romantic escapist theme. This pain is where the music video begins, showing a young woman who is anxious and unhappy in her life. When she runs away, she meets Shadow of Whales themselves and is swept up in their antics and adventures. The final moment of the video provides stunning closure with a visually cued nod to overcoming obstacles.