Bandits on the Run’s latest single has a playful feel and positive message of tackling hard times together—emphasized through the pops of color and simple staging seen in the accompanying music video.
The result is a visual of the giants—whether those be giant thoughts, anxieties, periods of life, etc.—that we tackle and navigate throughout our daily existence. With suitcases that nod to Bandits’ early days of busking in New York City, which then turn into screens showing tiny versions of each band member, there’s an element of “ragamuffin-chic” aesthetic that the listener can draw from.
“Adrian had the idea that tiny versions of us would be inside the suitcases, and it conjured this very meta image of us carrying ourselves/each other around,” Sydney Shepherd, the Bandits’ cellist, said.
“It opened up this new world of possibilities, and we just ran with it. We also love the message that visual sends: there are these big scary giants carrying us around, but truly they are just like us, and they just wanna dance.”
Bandits on the Run bring out the inner child that’s so necessary to connect with in such a whirlwind of a time. “We Battle Giants” is the perfect reminder that child-like energy is always accessible and that with the right people, it can be brought out for the benefit of all.
“We originally wrote this song for Bonanza Jellyfish (aka cellist Sydney Torin Shepherd)’s birthday—as a celebration of friendship, adventure, and the mountains we Bandits help each other climb,” the band said. “But in these wild new days, the tune has taken on a far greater meaning than we ever could have imagined.”
“As the world grapples with an unprecedented global challenge that truly has the potential to unite us all, we share this song with you and urge you to join forces with your loved ones to battle the giants big and small—and even microscopic—that we all face today.”
Listen to “We Battle Giants” on your preferred streaming platform now.