With over 10 million streams for his wonderfully weird ‘I’m Sorry’ video featuring actor/comedian Tom Green and acclaim for remixes by Wuki and Black Caviar, Riotron has returned with ‘Dark Highway’, an evocative slice of retrowave pop, this time coupled with a cinematically lush video directed by Gianennio Salucci and produced by Jennifer Goodridge (who’s worked with Melanie Martinez, George Ezra and Poppy). The spooky but fun video arrives just in time for Halloween.
According to Riotron’s Jeff Fettes, “Dark Highway is a metaphor for all the bad decisions we make. You’re going too fast, you’re out of control but you don’t stop. And then suddenly you can’t stop. For the video I wanted to pay tribute to some of my favorite 80’s videos. There’s horror, sci-fi, and even some hand drawn animation.”
Director Gianennio Salucci adds, “Jeff came to us with this really cool concept that was more of a short film than a music video. We came up with this story about a person’s journey through the dark side.”
‘Dark Highway’ follows the thumping remix of Riotron’s ‘Light Go Out’ by Grammy-nominated swag house duo Black Caviar, whose track ‘Whats Up Danger’ from the Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse soundtrack recently surpassed 100 million streams. The Black Caviar remix received accolades in tastemaking blog This Song Is Sick and co-signs from Marshmello, R3HAB and Spotify’s tastemaking Friday Cratediggers playlist.
The brainchild of singer/songwriter Jeff Fettes, Riotron is an electro-pop project from Winnipeg, Canada that combines elements of 80s synthwave, EDM and even some jazz into a unique sound. The name is derived from the hit song ‘Rio’ by Duran Duran and the 1982 fantasy sci-fi film Tron. Look for more music and stunning visuals from Riotron coming soon.