The Avalanches share “Running Red Lights” featuring Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu
The Avalanches have shared new single "Running Red Lights," which features Weezer's Rivers Cuomo on lead vocal as well as Pink Siifu who raps a few lines from David Berman's Purple Mountains song "Darkness and Cold." Here's The Avalanches statement on the single:
Running Red Lights didn’t start out as a defining moment; ‘a single’ as it were. But Rivers responded to our fuzzed out Spacemen 3 inspired jam with such openheartedness, that we soon dropped all pretense and got down to the heart of the matter... loss.
We love that wide eyed, elated, almost evangelical Los Angeles sense of possibility that he tapped into. He captures that feeling that comes on the other side of the abyss, when you have lost everything and so then, there is nothing more to lose.
The way life is so beautiful and overwhelming and heartbreaking all at the same time. Rivers, like us, is always chasing the melancholy, that space ..between the notes.
David had agreed to share his words with us for the middle 8 a few years back.
It’s a strange feeling releasing this now, 6 months after his passing, but we are so glad he got to hear the music, and it means a lot to us that he really liked it.
David wrote to me often through some dark, dark years and really pulled me through.
..Running Red Lights ..is about such times. Every moment is a gift. So live fearlessly. If you love someone, tell them.
Without connection.. where are we?
As Rivers sings in the fade, “We are all we have...”
We have to have faith that that is enough.
You can watch the video for "Running Red Lights," directed by Greg Brunkalla, below.
This is The Avalanches second new single this year, following "We Will Always Love You" featuring Blood Orange.