OutRun (album)

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OutRun
Kavinsky - OutRun.png
Studio album by Kavinsky
Released 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)
Recorded 2006–12
Genre Electronic, french house, synthwave
Length 44:26
Label
Producer
Singles from OutRun
  1. "ProtoVision"
    Released: 10 December 2012

OutRun is the debut studio album by French electronic musician Kavinsky, released on 22 February 2013. Production for the album was handled primarily by Kavinsky's close friend and fellow French electro house artist SebastiAn. The album is named after Sega's 1986 arcade game of the same name, which featured the Ferrari Testarossa.[1][2]

The concept behind OutRun follows Kavinsky's backstory of a young man who crashed his Testarossa in 1986 and reappeared in 2006 as a zombie who produces electronic music.[1][3][4] Kavinsky cites influences from 1980s video games, television cop shows such as Miami Vice and the films of Dario Argento.[5]

Singles[edit]

"ProtoVision" was released on 10 December 2012 as the album's official lead single.[6] The music video, directed by Marcus Herring, was officially released on 7 December 2012 on Vimeo and on 10 December 2012 on YouTube.[7][8]

Usage in media[edit]

A one-minute snippet of the song "Odd Look" was used in a 2012 French commercial for BMW i, which was shown in cinemas.[9][10] "Nightcall" plays during the opening credits of the 2011 film Drive.[2] "Roadgame" has been used by Mercedes-Benz in a 2012 French commercial and in 2015 for the Italian commercial of the CLA Shooting Brake.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[11]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[12]
Drowned in Sound6/10[13]
The Independent4/5 stars[14]
Mixmag4/5 stars[15]
NME8/10[16]
Pitchfork6.3/10[3]
PopMatters8/10 stars[17]
Spin8/10[18]

OutRun received positive reviews from most music critics, with many praising the album's retro sound and concept. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 12 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."Prelude"
Kavinsky
1:54
2."Blizzard" 
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
SebastiAn3:27
3."ProtoVision" 
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
3:26
4."Odd Look" (featuring SebastiAn) 
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
SebastiAn4:49
5."Rampage" 
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
SebastiAn2:55
6."Suburbia" (featuring Havoc)HavocKavinsky
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
3:28
7."Testarossa Autodrive" KavinskyKavinsky3:37
8."Nightcall" (featuring Lovefoxxx)
  • Kavinsky
  • Homem-Christo
  • Kavinsky
  • Homem-Christo
4:18
9."Deadcruiser" KavinskyKavinsky3:33
10."Grand Canyon" 
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
3:12
11."First Blood" (featuring Tyson)
  • T. Tyson
  • José Reis Fontão
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
3:04
12."Roadgame" 
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
  • Kavinsky
  • SebastiAn
3:44
13."Endless"
  • Kavinsky
  • Hahn
KavinskyKavinsky2:59
Sampling credits
  • "Grand Canyon" contains a sample of "Ikeya-Seki" by Kano.

Personnel[edit]

Credits for OutRun adapted from liner notes.[20]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Ref.
Germany 22 February 2013 Mercury [31]
Ireland
[32]
France 25 February 2013 [33]
United Kingdom [34]
United States 26 February 2013 [35]
Australia 1 March 2013 Universal [36]
Italy 12 March 2013 [37]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[38] Gold 50,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Battaglia, Andy (20 February 2013). "Kavinsky Opens Up About His Survivor Tattoo, Skrillex Movie Dates". Spin. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Raymer, Miles (27 February 2013). "Kavinsky: Outrun". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Khan, Karim (23 January 2013). "THE INTERVIEW: KAVINSKY". Hunger TV. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Abraham, Amelia (21 January 2013). "Kavinsky". Don't Panic Magazine. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Protovision – Single by Kavinsky". iTunes Store (FR). Apple. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kavinsky 'Protovision'". Vimeo. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kavinsky – Protovision". YouTube. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Brooks, Richard (18 November 2013). "Kavinsky – Odd Look (Preview) (2013 BMWi Commercial)". Hypetrak. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Découvrez la..." (in French). Facebook. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
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  12. ^ Gerber, Justin (13 March 2013). "Album Review: Kavinsky – OutRun". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Adams, Sean (20 February 2013). "Kavinsky – Outrun". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  14. ^ Price, Simon (24 February 2013). "Album: Kavinsky, Outrun (Mercury)". The Independent. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  15. ^ Muggs, Joe (21 December 2012). "Kavinsky: OutRun". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 29 March 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  16. ^ Perry, Kevin EG (21 February 2013). "Kavinsky – 'Outrun'". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  17. ^ Bonich, Adam (1 April 2013). "Kavinsky: Outrun". PopMatters. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  18. ^ Marchese, David (26 February 2013). "Kavinsky, 'Outrun' (Casablanca)". Spin. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
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  20. ^ OutRun (CD liner notes). Kavinsky. Record Makers. 2013. REC86. 
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