JP Maurice "Poison Heart" (video)

JP Maurice 'Poison Heart' (video)
JP Maurice has been a member of the British Columbia music scene for a number of years, and in 2013 he took the solo plunge with The Arborist. The latest single from that record is "Poison Heart," and video for which can be seen now.

The song is an atmospheric pop song with a wistfully dramatic, rock-tinged chorus. In a statement, Maurice called the tune the "best song Taylor Swift didn't write all year," and the accompanying video captures the emotive drama as it shifts between shadowy slo-mo live shots and summery reminiscences. Maurice ends up getting a hotel room with his lady, but does everything work out for our hero?

Director Brandon William Fletcher also had this say about the clip:

Inspired by Lynch and Hitchcock (if he was born 30 years later), "Poison Heart" is the wall we put up after a bad experience (sometimes more than one) with love. We meet a man afraid to commit, almost to the point of repeating the same relationship mistakes over and over again. We see the consequences of living in a world of strange encounters.

Watch it below for yourself.

Meanwhile, Maurice is working on a new solo effort called Retriever, which is due out next year. You can also grab The Arborist here on Bandcamp.