Grounders "Secret Friend" (video)

Grounders "Secret Friend" (video)
In our review of Toronto outfit Grounders' self-titled debut album, we said that opening cut "Secret Friend" took us on "a leisurely jaunt through a cloudy videogame coin haven." Now, we can get a glimpse into this fantastical world thanks to an animated video.

In the clip for this pillowy ambient pop number, we see hand-drawn looking figures drifting in a void of pastel colours, performing sports in a dream-like haze, and disintegrating and re-materializing amidst abstract, kaleidoscopic visual effects. It was animated by the band's own Daniel Busheikin, and a press release aptly describes it as "a hallucinatory mirror of our daily life."

Watch it below.

Tour dates:

05/28 New York - The Studio at Webster Hall
05/29 Philadelphia - Milky
05/30 Brooklyn - Palisades
06/11 Montreal - Bar Le Ritz
06/12 Ottawa, ON - Cafe Deckuf
06/13-18 Toronto, ON - NXNE
06/20 Chicago, IL - The Music Loft
06/23 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern 
06/24 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
06/25-28 Calgary, AB - Sled Island