Once again it’s release day for the Progressive Metalcore outfit WINDRUNNER, who have teamed up with Dreambound to premiere the music video for their latest effort, “Sakura”.
The female-fronted Vietnamese band is joined in the video by Sang Yul Song, vocalist for the South Korean band End These Days, whose screams perfectly compliment clean vocalist and front-woman Duong’s in this aggressive, energetic and yet still melodic single. While WINDRUNNER strive to create new, unique and introspective music that doesn’t resemble anyone else’s, a few comparisons might come to mind: if you’re a fan of ERRA or Invent Animate, you will surely find something to sink your teeth into. From the groove these guys bring to the table, to the fantastic cleans that could rival some pop stars’, WINDRUNNER are here to make a statement and an impression.
We’ve asked the band to shed some light on the track and what it means to them: “Sakura portrays the complex feelings one might experience when you put a lot of trust in the people who are dear to you, yet you don’t get the same in return. It can turn into disappointment, anger, sadness and overall just bring a negative energy into your life. However, it is important to realize and respect the difference between each individual, rather than forcing our expectations onto others. It is okay to feel all these emotions, and sometimes it hurts, but after all of that, it is important to keep a clear head, embrace the good times, and continue to pursue what you believe in.”
More About the Band
WINDRUNNER are a progressive metalcore quintet hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded in early 2015 from the merger of two renowned Vietnamese metalcore bands: Epione and Alive In Sight, WINDRUNNER quickly made a name for themselves with their unique blend of rhythm and melodies, groovy yet intricate riffs, soothing ambience, melodic guitar lines, coupled with catchy vocal choruses from female vocalist Duong Bui. Their debut EP “VUI” was released in June 2015 and received positive acclaims from around the world.
Since then, WINDRUNNER have actively toured around Vietnam, South East Asia and South Korea, supporting bands such as Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, Coldburn, King Ly Chee, Born From Pain, Earthists, and many others. Their debut full length, “MAI”, is slotted for release on November 30th, 2018 via Famined Records.