Running Red Lights

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"Running Red Lights"
Running Red Lights cover
Song by The Avalanches
Released March 18, 2020
Length 4:40
Writer(s) Robbie Chater, Tony Di Blasi, Rivers Cuomo, Andrew Szekeres, David Berman, EA(?)
Status officially released

"Running Red Lights" is a song from an upcoming album by Australian electronic group the Avalanches. Rivers Cuomo and musician Pink Siifu are featured performers on the song, and Cuomo is a credited co-writer alongside Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi (of the Avalanches), Andrew Szekeres (of Midnight Juggernauts) and the late David Berman (of Silver Jews).

Overview

The entry for "Running Red Lights" in the APRA database
"Running Red Lights" was added to the APRA songwriting database on February 20, 2020. On March 16, Weezer's official Twitter account retweeted a tweet from the Avalanches Twitter account on the 13th that read "We have a beautiful song coming for you next week" [1].

The song was released on March 18, 2020. The band said, in a statement released alongside the music video:

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 open heartedness, that we soon dropped all pretense and got down to the heart of the matter... loss.

We love that wide eyes, 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. [...]

Music video

The music video was directed by Greg Brunkalla.

See also