It may have only been a few weeks ago when we last shared a Video Vault feature, but once again, we have so many fabulous submissions and so little space with our regular Wednesday video spotlights. With features here from ON, SK, BC, and QC, we bring you a cool cross-section of great Canadian music, with some equally cool videos to boot.
Jadea Kelly, “When I Fly (The Rooftop Sessions)”
Tomorrow is a pretty big day for Jadea Kelly, who releases her latest album, “Roses,” out into the world – and to say we are pretty excited to hear it is a huge understatement. Having recently shared her video for “Any Old Boat” here on our pages, Jadea teases us once more with another amazing video. Shot on location in Hollywood as part of her “Rooftop Sessions,” and with full instrumentation and backing vocals care of Joe Moralez, this video perfectly captures the mood of this stunning song.
Ellen Froese, “Did You Have A Love Before Me”
As SK artist Ellen Froese works on her upcoming fourth studio album (produced by Sam Corbett of The Sheepdogs), she recently shared another teaser of new music, complete with a little tongue-in-cheek narrative. “I was staring into my closet with my guitar in hand trying to think of something to write about, when I pictured a wedding dress in there,” she recalls. “So, I wrote about a person who finds a mysterious wedding dress in their partners’ closet, and they are wondering what brought it there.”
Sean Waters, “Money”
Heading west, we arrive at Oyama, BC to check out this introspective single from songwriter Sean Waters, “Money,” which encapsulates the slavery that money often requires of those who desire it and the feeling of being hollowed out by the thing you love the most. Offering honest and poetic lyrics (and adding some well known lines to the mix, delivered in a folk-Coldplay style), Sean creates an orchestral folk experience that explores the deepest parts of the human heart.
Elephant Stone, “M. Lonely”
Montreal, QC modern psych-pop band Elephant Stone returned to the spotlight recently with a new EP, surprising us in the process when learning the tunes were sung entirely in French (uncommon for an English-speaking band), and shared a music video for this totally retro-groovy indie-rock number. “I built this story line about a hermit who is very content in his solitary world,” offers vocalist Rishi Dhir. “Until a world event happens that causes everyone else to stay home as well. Sound familiar?”