Video Vault: Early Spring Finds

Video Vault Feb 2024

According to the meteorological rodents both here and far, we’re being ‘promised’ an early spring. With that in mind, Team GDW are loading up the car in anticipation of our first adventure in the Great North commencing tomorrow.  All shall be quiet at GDW HQ over the next few days in our absence, but we made sure to crack open the Video Vault and share these four amazing recent mini movies (all artists have been featured here previously). Enjoy, and we’ll be back before you know it.

JJ Wilde, “Arizona”

Kitchener, ON-based alt-rocker JJ Wilde has spent many hours out on the open road sharing her music, so it seems fitting that her first official single release of 2024 relates to such journeys and adventures. “This song was written after my first road trip post lockdown, the first time I’d really felt free in years,” JJ shares. “[It’s] important to me. I want you to go for a drive, roll your windows down, and turn it all the way up.” Muskoka friends – JJ will be appearing at Tall Pines Music & Arts Festival this summer.

Brandon Wolfe Scott, “Sun Shadows”

For Vancouver, BC native (and Yukon Blonde vocalist) Brandon Wolfe Scott, this solo release emerged last summer during a trip to his childhood town after almost a decade. “The lyric ‘shadows from the sun…they follow me’ is a metaphor referring to where there’s light or hope, there is usually a darkness lingering,” Brandon shares. “I see people of my generation becoming consumed, burnt out, and hopeless. It feels like being in the shadow of the sun.” Plenty of retro vibes – audio and visual – to be found here.

Adrian Glynn, “Dancing For The Soldiers”

As a founding member of Vancouver, BC folk ensemble The Fugitives, singer-songwriter Adrian Glynn recently shared a new solo record that tracks the incredible story of his Ukrainian grandparents and their journey from WWII Europe to Canada. Make no assumptions about the timing here: “This album is not about modern Ukraine,” Adrian shares. “But the current and horrific existential threat to my ancestral homeland spurred me to tell a story that is all too true for Ukrainians today, 80 years on.”

Corb Lund, “El Viejo (For Ian)”

With the official release of his last album, “El Viejo,” Taber, AB country musician Corb Lund shares this video for the title track, a song dedicated to his late friend and mentor, Ian Tyson. “El Viejo was our friendly nickname for him, and it means ‘the old man’,” Lund shares. “I’m pretty proud of the song, and the video, which used a lot of cool old stock footage of him.” Corb takes his new music out on the road next month, touring Canada and the USA. We have tickets for one of these dates – do you???

The British guy that crossed the ocean and crash landed in central Pennsylvania (to quote Greg Keelor, “And I wonder what am I doing here?”). As the youngest of four siblings, exposure to music from a very early age nurtured my passion and appreciation for many musical genres. Continuing to discover some amazingly diverse and talented musicians based in Canada, I gravitate to live music experiences and remain devoted to spreading the word about such a vibrant music scene.

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