Published Jan 12, 2018Heavy Bell brings together Royal Canoe frontman Matt Peters and actor/singer-songwriter Tom Keenan, and their album By Grand Central Station lands today. To mark the occasion, they've also unveiled a brand new video for "Water of Love."
The album draws from Elizabeth Smart's Canlit classic By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, and the duo enlist additional musical help from members of Begonia, Imaginary Cities and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
"Water of Love" has been treated to a music video, which pair's the song's lyrical imagery of oceans and tides with visuals of a woman in a bathtub — effectively capturing the author's original expressions of confinement and inescapability.
In a statement, the band said this about the video:
Director Sarah Constible wanted to feature Johanna Riley, of Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, in this minimalist video for two reasons. Firstly, she has a beautifully expressive face; secondly, she was one of the dancers in the WCD production 97 Positions of the Heart, which, by a massive coincidence, was a simultaneous Winnipeg project also based on Elizabeth Smart's life and work. Our first video, "Certainly," was made of manipulated footage from that dance production; with "Water of Love," Sarah is maintaining that serendipitous connection.
Watch the video for "Water of Love" below, where you can also find Heavy Bell's upcoming tour dates.
01/13 Winnipeg, MB - WECC *
01/19 Saskatoon, SK - Cosmo Hall (Winterruption)
01/20 Edmonton, AB - The Almanac
02/02 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
02/03 Ottawa, ON - Pressed Cafe
02/04 Toronto, ON - Burdock Music Hall
02/16 Calgary, AB - Studio Bell Block Heater Festival
* with Christine Fellows