Throughout Vyle's "Routeurethane," it looks like he's about to glitch right of the scene. The effect could easily be shrugged off as a video buffering problem, but it fits the wide-lensed theme that examines the way the internet has changed over the years. While Vyle's lyrics are literal, rattling web jargon over a gripping vocal sample, the video finds Vyle retreating into nature's green fields, escaping the same digital grip that stands to wipe him out. The lesson's clear: log off and go get some fresh, wifi-dense air.
Watch Vyle Flee the Digital World in “Routheurethane”
“The song’s title is a reference to the now demolished Route 66 arcade/skating rink on 66th and King Drive in the southside of Chicago.”
October 09, 2014