Published Feb 08, 2013Vancouver MC Cityreal's latest album, Good Morning Blues, finds the rapper teaming up with local bluesman Wes Mackey. Now, the two have teamed up to shoot a video for the album cut "Nightlife."
The song mixes guitar licks with Mackey's bluesy vocals and rhymed verses from Cityreal. The accompanying clip is a politically charged affair that examines the environmental damage caused by Alberta's oil sands. It was filmed in Fort McMurray, AB, and features B-roll donated by Greenpeace.
"'Nightlife' is a track about how our bad habits can negatively affect our lives in the long term. In the past year, I was very much drawn into the controversy over the proposal of the Northern Gateway pipeline, which would be an environmental nightmare in my home province of BC. This proposal would see massive oil tankers and destructive pipelines pass through BC from the Alberta Oil Sands. The idea that Canada is allowing, and in fact encouraging the rapid development of such a harmful energy resource, at such a risk, was something I wanted to address through this video."
Scroll past Cityreal's upcoming tour dates to check it out below. Expect more dates to follow in the spring.
2/20 Victoria, BC – Club 9one9 *
3/21 Toronto, ON - The Painted Lady (Canadian Music Week)
* with the Pharcyde