In his PopMatters review of the Show Ponies’ 2013 LP We’re Not Lost, David Maine describes the Los Angeles group as “a refreshing mix of the old-timey and the modern.” That description remains the case with Run For Your Life, the latest EP by the band. Although the title track might to some hint at a narrative of outlaws fleeing from the right side of the law, the song itself is a joyous thing that shows its true colors in its charming music video. In it, the group treks and trucks through the hills of southern California, belting the anthemic chorus at the top of their lungs.
Lead vocalist and bassist Clayton Chaney tells PopMatters: “The ‘Run For Your Life’ music video is a continuation on the theme of our previous record, We’re Not Lost. It’s about persisting with passion through unconventional and inconvenient means all the while enjoying the pursuit. aIt was directed by Andrew Fisher and shot by Ben Winchell. We shot everything in one really long day on a back road in Castaic, CA and house North Hollywood. The whole thing was made possible by a lot of favors and a group of fans and friends who came out to help.”
Run for Your Life EP is out now. You can stream and purchase it below via Bandcamp: