AWOLNATION just released their new music video “I Am” from their latest album, “RUN”

“I Am” is off AWOLNATION’s new album, “Run,” released on Red Bull Records. In an interview Tim Commerford, bassist of Rage Against the Machine, AWOLNATION frontman Aaron Bruno explained how he had come to write the song.

“I played you an early draft of the record,” Bruno says. “I would say it was a year too soon, probably, to show anyone. But I felt excited about it, and some of the songs were there, but I’d say 70 percent of the songs that ended up making the record hadn’t even been written yet. ‘I Am’ certainly hadn’t been written yet. And I remember being devastated from the reaction that you had. Not that it was bad, I could just tell your feeling was — in the nicest way, you were sort of saying, ‘It’s pretty cool, but you’re better than this. And I expect more.’ And [‘I Am’] was one of the next songs I wrote.”

“I think it was lacking at the time that anthemic quality to it,” Bruno reflects, adding how Commerford’s criticism to help him move forward.

“I was fired up. It’s good to be pushed,” Bruno says. “After the first record, it was hard for me to find that place. In digesting the success that I never had before was tricky for me. Beautiful thing. I’m grateful. I wake up every day still going, ‘I can’t believe this happened.’ But it was weird. It was a weird experience making this record. So I was glad that I hit a couple of speed bumps along the way because it definitely pushed me as far as I could go.”

We’re hoping that AWOLNATION returns to South Africa in the near future, remember their set at Ramfest a few years ago! Dahum!

Check out the music video:

Via Red Bull Records