Published on February 26th, 2019 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Travis Thompson – Runaways
Critically acclaimed Seattle, WA rapper Travis Thompson releases his brand new RUNAWAYS EP today.
In tandem with the project’s arrival, he shared the music video for “SAFE.” Watch it HERE! The cinematic clip hinges on a 360-degree shot of a suburban home in transition as its denizens face life’s trials and tribulations in raw, real, and relatable fashion. Airy synths and sparse production bristle against hypnotic admissions such as “I’m under too much pressure.” It all culminates on the hummable hook, “There’s a place in my head where I’m safe in my head.”
“SAFE” represents just one facet of the EP.
Elsewhere, the lead single “Eyelids” hinges on powerhouse rapping and a hyper-charged hook. “I Wish” leaps forward with nimble rhymes and bold proclamations over a synth choir. Meanwhile, “Father Forgive Me,” which already clocked 3 million-plus Spotify streams, pairs old school flourishes and new school bars. In the end, RUNAWAYS primes Thompson to really take flight like never before.
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Hailing from the suburbs of Burien, WA, buzzing rapper Travis Thompson threads together emotionally charged and evocative stories with each and every rhyme. He blasted onto the mainstream radar during 2017 after earning the endorsement of fellow Pacific Northwest titan Macklemore who invited him to open up a sold-out North American tour and duet on a seminal performance during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Capitalizing on this momentum, he rolled tape on his 13-track independent full-length YOUGOOD? and accompanying feature-length film. Appropriately, it premiered at a sold-out movie theater in his hometown. Along the way, “Need You” eclipsed 5 million Spotify streams with numerous other songs crossing the one-million mark. 2019 sees him positioned for stardom with a new deal for Epic Records and RUNAWAYS EP.
RUNAWAYS EP TRACKLISTING
“Father Forgive Me”
“Hold Me Down”