Video Vault: Month End Binge Watch

Video Vault

The music videos continue to accumulate, and some of these are blockbusters in their own right, just itching to be discovered.  We’ll keep the words here short and sweet, and let the music (videos) do the talking instead – go ahead and find 15 minutes, and enjoy these entertaining clips from four of Canada’s finest.

Reuben And The Dark, “Timelapse Clouds”

Calgary, AB spirited folk-rocker Reuben Bullock returns with a bang (and a new EP), sharing this fabulous collaboration with the Kainai-Bloodtribe Bullhorn Singers. A song that began in experimentation soon turned into this harmonious hymn, the congruence of Reuben’s English vocals and Bullhorn’s chorus in Blackfoot, “Timelapse Clouds” is a coming together, a song that belongs to no one and is shared by all. For Bullock, he sensed a strong feeling of weightlessness in the room when they all sang together.

Erin Costelo, “Lost”

This recent tune from Nova Scotian Erin Costelo somehow hovered beneath our radar, pinging only once producer/drummer Joel Plaskett shared news of the video release on his social media pages.  Recorded as part of “The Story and the Song” for CBC’s East Coast Music Hour – a show that explores themes connected to our collective journey through challenging times – this clip was captured at FANG studio by Mike Hall, where the stunning black and white imagery matches Erin’s powerful lines beautifully.

Amanda Rheaume, “Do About Her”

This powerful song from Ottawa, ON’s Amanda Rheaume speaks to the divisive nature of identity politics in these modern times. “While we recognize that identity politics are not as urgent as the conversations around climate emergency, the need for access to clean water for all, and the ongoing systemic violence against our communities, art is also about telling stories,” Amanda offers. “’Do About Her’ does not offer an answer, but begs the question – How do we want to treat each other?”

Mariel Buckley, “Shooting At The Moon”

We started this video vault with a Calgary musician, and end with another Calgary musician. After a forced hiatus, Mariel is about to unleash her latest album, “Everywhere I Used To Be,” into the world.  This lead single, co-written with Grant Davidson, is “a fun little ripper about the trials and tribulations of touring as a mid-level musician,” she shares. “[Offering] snapshots of life on the road, long distance romance…, and keeping feet on the ground and eyes on the prize.”

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.