THE BOXER REBELLION TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘THE RUNNER’ ON JUNE 27
aaamusic | On 03, Jun 2011
THE BOXER REBELLION TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE
�THE RUNNER� ON JUNE 27
VIDEO DIRECTED BY OSCAR-SHORTLISTED DUO DARKFIBRE
SINGLE TO FEATURE REMIX BY THE JOY FORMIDABLE
Alt-rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion announce the release of their second single �The Runner,� taken from this year�s Ethan Johns-produced epic The Cold Still. The single is packaged with a stunning music video directed by DarkFibre (Ishbel Whittaker and Marc Hawker), and an electro-rock remix by hotly-tipped Welsh trio The Joy Formidable.
ABOUT THE MUSIC VIDEO:
�We took the cornerstone idea of honesty and its fragility from the lyrics, and created a narrative that would be both completely surprising and utterly compelling,� says co-director Ishbel Whittaker. �We wanted to make something that was playful and naughty, but also profound, raw and honest. We compressed 24 hours of a drunken rollercoaster of highs and lows, passion and heartache, into 4 minutes. We explore a frenzied relationship, and presented the viewer with something that might be seen at first glance as controversial or sensational, but break through this…. break through the fashionista styling, photo-shoot imagery, the beauty, the sexuality, the crazy night out… and try and find an intimate humanity that is shockingly real. We cast Hannah May and Andrea Chovanova to star. The fact that it’s two girls shouldn’t be an issue. We say “why not?” love is love…”
ABOUT THE REMIX:
The Boxer Rebellion and The Joy Formidable are no strangers to each other. Having crossed-paths at many a festival, it was only natural that soon a collab would be in the works. The Joy Formidable�s deep, dark remix of The Runner is a thumping, fast-paced monster, delivering a sonic playground of furious drums, fat basslines, and electo wails, in which Nathan Nicholson�s vocals marinate to perfection. Download The Joy Formidable Remix of The Boxer Rebellion�s �The Runner� free!
The Runner (instrumental)
The Runner (The Joy Formidable Remix)
The Runner (The Joy Formidable Remix instrumental)