Music To Run With: Cloud Nine by Kygo

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I discovered Kygo a few months back and really enjoy his music and artist collaborations. Cloud Nine is his debut album and I’ve always thought the first track, Intro, would make a great backing track for a kick-ass trail running video.

Hear me out (listen above).

  • 0s: Far out view (drone footage) of a solo runner on a trail.
  • 45s: Close up footage, feet, dirt, grit, sweat, stream crossings.
  • 1m:24s: Other runners join as they run the last section of the trail to the summit.
  • 1m:45s: They reach the summit, exhausted, arms spread wide taking in the 360 degree views.

I think that would be magic.

Aside from that, the whole album suits very well as a running accompaniment – except for the John Legend Happy Birthday track. Great song, but seems a little out of place on this album.