The man runs against the sunrise on a dirt encrusted path; is he running to his future, or away from his past?
Throughout I Hate You. Never Leave Me. BYRAM, cold and indifferent, uses ingeniously juxtaposing warm summer production to answer that leading question. The EP is at it’s core a real time processing of raw emotions. BYRAM runs through regret, resentment, bittersweet relief, and everything in between that twisted rainbow.
Anyone who has experienced a tough relationship, maybe that happened at the wrong time, or between the wrong people at the right time, will connect with I Hate You. Never Leave Me. on a level far beyond the average artistic statement.
In the beginning of I Hate You. Never Leave Me.‘s visual, the man is so well layered that only his head is left unclothed, by the end of his long, stressful jog, he is completely unclothed. So much time has elapsed, it’s almost hard to imagine this was the same man we started with. Even if it’s not possible to know if he’s running away, or onward, he is different. Sometimes that’s all the results one needs.