Published Apr 01, 2015Canadian-born indie pop songstress Valery Gore released her latest full-length Idols in the Dark Heart last year, and she's followed it up with some visuals for album cut "Chinook."
Explaining the sentiment behind the song, Gore tells Exclaim!:
"Chinook" is based around a few years of my childhood spent living in a Calgary cul de sac lined with pastel hued stucco homes. My family uprooted from Ontario and started this new life in Alberta. The best memories were of warm weather occasionally sweeping through the winter. There are other memories in which making friends was difficult, and my bond with music for comfort and inspiration strengthened.
The clip itself is the result of a trip to the dollar store with her friend Mina Sewell Mancuso, where they picked up everything necessary for "a one day only, one woman party." An abandoned Toronto loft gets some life injected into it courtesy of Gore and her party favours. Silly string, streamers, ribbons, balloons and bubbles abound in the light-hearted clip.
In addition to the festive visuals, Gore has revealed some upcoming tour dates. You can see those listed below and then hit play to check out Exclaim!'s video premiere of "Chinook."
04/09 Montreal, QC - O Patro Vys *
04/11 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
04/12 Toronto, ON - The Drake Underground ^
* with JF Robitaille
^ with Kira May