Earlier this month, funkmaster Freekbass and his Bump Assembly released their new single “Runaway”. Today, Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the new music video for “Runaway” that brings the song’s somewhat metaphorical meanings into a much more literal light.
“Runaway” marked the first in what will prove to be a continuous series of monthly single releases by Freekbass & The Bump Assembly. These new songs will culminate in the release of a yet-untitled new EP of music in November released via Color Red.
The song itself finds the ensemble, featuring Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Sky White (Foxy Shazam), and Rico Lewis (George Clinton and the P Funk Allstars), in the sweet spot of ’80s dancefloor funk that they inhabit so well. With the descending vocals and keyboard accompaniment from Garett and White respectively, they sing a familiar tale of unrequited love—simple enough.
Yet, the video gives the track a whole new layer of meaning, as seemingly innocuous infatuation becomes something entirely different. Whether sitting on a front stoop, raking the yard, or relaxing in the backyard, the band’s members just can’t get away from this obsessive love, embodied by a six-foot tall clown. Part Pennywise and part disco freak with great dance moves and impressive flexibility, the clown follows the band members everywhere as Garett sings from the follower’s perspective, “I just want your love/I don’t want to, want to push you away/I just, I just want to get you to stay.”
“The song ‘Runaway’ is essentially a love song, but lyrically, we cross just beyond the average comfort zone with an almost needy-obsession, implied,” Freekbass tells Live For Live Music “We took that uncomfortable feeling into our video concept and twisted it just a little more, for an unexpected take on someone looking for love in all the wrong places.”
Watch the new music video for “Runaway” by Freekbass & The Bump Assembly below:
Freekbass & The Bump Assembly – “Runaway”