Dana Sipos dropped her latest full-length record Roll Up the Night Sky last year, and she's still on the road playing in support of the recent songs. Before Sipos heads overseas for some newly announced shows, though, she's unveiled a brand new video for album cut "A Coronary Tale."
The video was directed by Colin Harrington and opens on gorgeous shots of Sipos amidst the natural glory that the forest has to offer. Suddenly flipping the viewers' perspective, the initial scene gets artificially recreated in an art gallery setting.
"In the song I was exploring different components of the heart — bringing it outside the body and breaking it down, also weaving the psychological aspects with the emotional, human experience," Sipos tells Exclaim! "So we wanted to bring some of these elements to life as realistically and literally as possible — hence the pumping heart hanging on the gallery wall."
The outdoor shots were collected in rainforests near Victoria, BC, while gallery footage was filmed in Guelph, ON. The imagery aims to juxtapose the most micro aspects of daily life (like the artery of a heart) with the macro components of the larger world around us (like the expansive forest).
"They sort of mirror the emotional and physical aspects of the heart," Sipos adds.
Watch the video for "A Coronary Tale" come together down below.
As for her upcoming tour, the singer-songwriter will be embarking on a string of European tour dates beginning June 3. Following that, she'll return to North American soil for another round of shows. Find her full itinerary, much of which is with Benjamin Hermann, below. More North American dates will also be added soon.
06/03 Murnau, DE - Westtor
06/04 Hausbach, DE - Hausacher Burgschänke
06/05 Brunsbuttel, DE - Kultur Galarie Rusch
06/06 Münster, DE - Schnabulenz
06/07 Hamburg, DE - Mobile Blues Club
06/08 Cologne, DE - Kulturcafe Lichtung
06/09 Rietberg, DE - Mumpitz
06/11 Westport, IR - Westport Folk & Blues Festival
06/12 Belfast, IR - The Sunflower Bar
06/13 Drogheda, IR - TBA
06/14 Dublin, IR - Ruby Sessions
06/15 Manchester, UK - Old Courts
06/17 London, UK - Gallery Cafe
06/18 Dorset, UK - Dark Holler Festival
06/19 Dorset, UK - The Tap House
06/21 Berlin, DE - Prachtwerk
06/23 Aachen, DE - House Show
06/24 Waardame, BE - Muddy Roots Music Festival
06/25 Eindhoven, NL - Naked Song Festival
06/27 Amsterdam, NL - Bajesdorp
07/15-17 Yellowknife, NT – Folk on the Rocks *
07/21 Victoria, BC – house show
09/01-05 Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Festival
09/11 Memphis, TN – Lafayette's Music Room
* with Baby Brian's Country Club