Published Jul 20, 2015Hailing from Nanaimo, BC, Aaron James and the Blackwater will be releasing their debut EP in winter 2016 via Risque Disque, but before that lands, Exclaim! is pleased to premiere the video for the first single "Change."
The two-piece unit features Aaron James and Grant Baird, making what they describe as a blend of "neo-soul" and "alternative-blues." That gritty, soulful feel comes through on "Change" — a song James wrote about a personal revelation.
"'Change' is about my internal struggle with letting go of who I thought I wanted to be and just accepting who I am," James said in a statement. Along with the sessions for the upcoming EP, the song was produced by Shawn Hall.
The video was directed by Raymond Knight and splices together performance footage and dancing scenes from a dark, mysterious masquerade party. You can give it a watch in the player below.