Blueberry Fields is about that feeling of nostalgia – like the exhale of a sigh. The feeling of constantly moving away from the past but keeping it with you as you move forward. It is about people and places loved and lost, while ever cherished.
Blueberry Fields was written by Marc Richard and Bashu Naimi-Roy and is taken from the upcoming album ‘We Could Be’, released April 15 2019. The video was created by Malaika Astorga, a Mexican-Canadian visual artist currently based in Montreal. She is an illustrator, animator, and the Creative Director of Pink Things Magazine.
Heartbreak does not occur in isolation; it is marked by patriarchal violence, heteronormativity, misogyny, power, privilege and oppression. Wounds captures the nuances of moving through pain while at once, challenging the male gaze. It is playful. It is sad. It is traumatic. And, it is healing.
Wounds is a song about the rupture of relationships, about community, and about telling a story toward growth and healing. Wounds represents a deeply personal experience intersecting with notions of friendship, compassion, and creativity. This intersection shows up everywhere in the song: in the orchestration and arrangement; the texture and nuance of two voices in harmony, weaving in and out of togetherness and call-and-response; through triumphant melodies by sax and accordion during instrumental breaks; through the driving and consistent rhythm despite the constantly changing dynamics in the instrumentation.
Filmed on a rainy day on the traditional territory of the WS’ANEC’ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation, otherwise known as Esquimalt on Vancouver Island, ‘Wounds’ was written and the video was directed by Isabella Harned and Laura Glover. The video was edited by Montreal-based editor Olivia Du Vergier and filmed by Vancouver-based videographer Daniel Keen.
Filmed by Kickdrum at Cafe Santropol, Montreal, 2015.