Today, Phoenix, AZ rockers The Word Alive have released a brand new music video for their track “The Runaway.” The song is featured on the band’s new album REAL., which debuted at #33 on the Billboard Top 200 and is available now on iTunes.
The video treatment was written by lead vocalist Telle Smith and filmed in the band’s home state. Known for Luke Holland’s drum videos, director Jeremy Tremp helps The Word Alive take fans through the personal story of how each band member got their start in music. Through this video, the band strives to portray the message to fans that their stories aren’t as different as theirs and hope to spread the message of how powerful and redemptive music can be.
Telle Smith explains the process behind shooting the video, “Instead of shooting a high budget looking video, we stripped everything down and just jammed in a garage the way so many of us have in our early days. It felt good to just capture some of the essence of being naive and just loving playing music with your best friends. The video was stress free and we actually shot it in Arizona and invited a handful of home state fans to participate.”
The Word Alive are currently on a headline U.S. tour with label mates The Color Morale through December 13th, ending with a hometown show in Mesa, AZ at The Nile Theatre. This tour follows the band’s recent headline European tour and wraps up a successful year for the five-piece including the release of REAL., the cover of Outburn Magazine’s Sept / Oct Issue, a full summer on the Vans Warped Tour 2014, and a nomination for Luke Holland for Best Drummer in the Alternative Press Music Awards.
THE WORD ALIVE – Telle Smith (vocals), Zack Hansen (guitar), Tony Pizzuti (guitar), Daniel Shapiro (bass), Luke Holland (drums) – Since forming in 2008, The Word Alive have built that sort of trust with their diehard fan base – the sort of trust that gains you followers not just for a fleeting moment, but for a lifetime. So, it’s only fitting that the Phoenix, AZ quintet’s third full-length album for Fearless Records bears the title of REAL. Over the course of two full-length albums and two EPs, The Word Alive have risen through the ranks to become modern heavy music elite. They’ve toured with everybody from Killswitch Engage to A Day To Remember in addition to gracing the stage on Warped Tour multiple times, including a full run on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. They’ve garnered loyal press support from the likes of Revolver and Alternative Press, to musician magazines Modern Drummer and Guitar World, as well as strong brand partnerships with Monster Energy, DW Drums and Ibanez. Respected equally by their peers and fans alike for their impressive technical musical abilities and goosebump-inducing live show that has gathered force and new fans with every gig.