Berlin based SQRD has followed up Scars (which we covered recently) with Would Run Wild; another slice of minimal-but-expressive electronica, which echoes acts like The xx and James Blake – both musically and in its ability to subtly stir the emotions. The track is accompanied by a haunting Kevin Doan directed video.
The track has a languid, lo fi feel to it, beats and rhythms rise and fall as the simplistic but warm arrangement creates a sensation of textured, uneasy bliss. The pitch-shifted vocals drape the track like silk and act almost as an aural ambrosia, lulling the listener to an almost dreamlike state.
The video features a series of montages, sometimes of a couple, sometimes of a woman alone, sending a message not quite understood… all of which adds to the almost melancholic nature of Would Run Wild.