Running to the Sea ft. Susanne Sundfør, with an amazing music video by Lauren Rothery. The song is for me the biggest Röyksopp inspiration I have, as it shows how electronic music can be pop, can be emotional, can be layered in meaning, can have real feelings and can have amazing songwriting and production. When the music video then plays everything comes together.

What I take away most from this song is the lyrics and build up of emotional parts in both music and vocals towards a climaxing ending. Without claiming that it’s the same, and unintentional of course, I remember doing something similar on Face To Face ft. Roeland van der Velde as well as Lost At Sea ft. Mari Kattman. The most interesting part I think is the piano though, running through the whole song – I myself start off with writing on piano sounds a lot, and only later adding in electronic elements.

Lyrics

I could hear them howling from afar
I saw them rushing to your car
In a moment all went screaming wild
Until the darkness killed the light
I remember running to the sea
The burning houses and the trees
I remember running to the sea
Alone and blinded by the fear
And the river flows beneath your skin
Like savage horses kept within
And all is wasted in the sand
Like breaking diamonds with your hand
I remember running to the sea
Remember falling to my knees
I remember gliding off the shore
Until I touched the ocean floor
And the river flows beneath your skin
Like savage horses kept within
And all
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