Hill taps her full vocal range on the emotional track, which examines how fear can threaten to derail a relationship. Galantis produced the shimmering song, which stands to soundtrack the summer of 2022. Hill, MNEK and Galantis co-wrote the track.
Shot in Cape Town, South Africa, the official music video for “Run” was directed by Michael Holyk (Rag N’ Bone Man, Jake Bugg), who helmed Hill’s official video for “Sunrise in the East.” Packed with stunning landscape shots, vibrant textures and contrasting moods, the clip sees Hill escape the run-of-the-mill day-to-day to enjoy a romance in sunnier climes.
“I’m so excited to release ‘Run’ with Galantis.” says Becky Hill. “I wrote it with my best friend MNEK, whom I’ve been writing with for 10 years. The magic I felt when we first wrote my single ‘Losing’ back in 2012, I still feel to this day when writing with him. I feel like every single I release has the potential to better the last one and this is no different, especially with Galantis featuring on the record, too. With their catalogue of hits with the likes of Little Mix and Years & Years, I’m very proud to be a part of another huge collaboration with them. This next phase of my artistry is an extension of me fully coming out as a popstar, but this time with a BRIT Award in hand!”
Hill teased the new collaboration while on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards, where she went on to collect the award for Best Dance Act. The fan-voted award – which saw a long-awaited return of the Dance category, after a 16-year hiatus – was presented to an ecstatic Becky by two of her previous collaborators, David Guetta (who has hailed her as “one of the very rare queens of dance of music”) and Pete Tong.