Independent singer-songwriter Jake Allen debuted the video for his latest single this week.
‘On The Run’ is the second single from Allen’s latest album Affirmation Day, which recently released through Six Degrees Records. Allen debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Rising Tide‘ and its video Aug. 28.
The video for ‘On The Run’ features a couple making its way across the country, first tricking someone at a bank and taking the victim’s money before heading out on the run. As the couple drives across the country, a second scenario plays out involving a politician and his female advisor, who herself ends up being tricked by the politician.
The visuals are used to help illustrate the song’s lyrical message about how we as a people are being fleeced, which Allen discussed in a recent interview.
“I wanted to make something that acknowledged both the subtle and overt forms of con artistry we witness within the world,” he said. “From the slight of hand to the blatantly obvious, this Bonnie and Clyde like, trickster duo takes on different faces and preys on their distracted victims. It’s a timely narrative to me.
“I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I don’t doubt we are under many more spells than we realize,” he added. “In the video, much like in the real world, the tricksters always end up robbing only themselves in this evil feeds evil feedback loop.”
The musical arrangement featured in ‘On The Run’ will appeal to fans of John Mayer. That is due to Allen’s finger picking style and his vocal delivery style. The song’s lyrical theme comes across as an introspective piece that centers on the all-too-familiar topic of a romantic relationship.
According to Allen, creating the video was an enjoyable experience.
“It was fun getting into the headspace of these corrupt and somewhat comical villains, especially Jerry Allen,” he said. “He’s a very sick man with a childish obsession for money. The extreme characters are an exaggeration of the identity detours within the song.”
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