The Avalanches have released their new single ‘Running Red Lights’, featuring Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu.
“Initially we didn’t see this song as a potential single,” says the band’s Robbie Chater, “but Rivers responded to our fuzzed-out Spacemen 3 inspired jam with such open-heartedness, that it transformed it into something that demanded to be heard.
“I really loved that wide-eyed, elated, almost evangelical Los Angeles sense of possibility that he tapped into. Rivers understands that bittersweet equinox between happy and sad that we are always shooting for. A feeling that comes from, well really, Brian Wilson.
“David (Berman) wrote to me often through some dark, dark times and really pulled me through. We began talking themes and lyrics for this record a few years back. We wrote of musical spirits, ghosts, and the way music, mysteriously, inhabits a room. It lingers.”
The single follows on from ‘We Will Always Love You (Feat. Dev Hynes)’, The Avalanches’ first new music since their 2016 album ‘Wildflower’.