Synthpop/indie rock band Shiny Toy Guns, which has Shawnee roots, released today a sweeping nearly 7-minute video titled #LOVERUNNER, billed as the “visual interpretation” of the group’s new single “Waiting Alone.” Here is the Shinys’ description of the unusually cinematic video:
The story begins as “the loverunner” portrayed by singer, Carah Faye, receives a text from a lost love interest in Brooklyn NY; 4000 miles away from her home in Hollywood. In a fury of emotion, the loverunner bursts out her door, and prepares to run, on foot, all the way across the United States. Through storms, canyons, rivers and mountains, she makes her journey. But along the way, “The Chosen One”, portrayed by singer Chad Petree, tries to stop her, slow her down, and destroy her; preventing her from reaching her love.
Shot over 6000 miles and over 28 days of traveling, LOVERUNNER is one of the most dramatic and intense projects the band has ever attempted. Directed by Luke Ebrel and Edgar Morias.
“Waiting Alone” is the debut single from the group’s forthcoming album “III,” due out Oct. 23 on Five Seven Music. It will be the first album for the band since reuniting with original vocalist Carah Faye Charnow.
The Grammy-nominated band includes bassist/synth player Jeremy Dawson and singer/guitarist Chad Petree, who grew up in Shawnee.
“The tune has Chad and Carah together as a duet, which is classic Shiny Toy Guns, and the chorus is just something we believe just grabs and holds on tight. What’s funny is that we wrote the chorus a long time ago, it stood the test of time and now it’s a lead off single,” Dawson told AltPress.com.
“It’s a love song. It’s a story that everyone has dealt with in life. The lyrics reflect when you are blindly in love and you don’t listen to the good advice from your friends. You just wait alone for that person that probably isn’t good for you to finally notice you. You’re waiting for this love to finally come home and give you the attention you deserve and desperately want.”