February 4, 2016


Premiere: Old Man Canyon Turn Back Time on ‘Back To The Start’

You know when you find yourself glued to your couch, vividly rehashing everything you’ve done in the past five years, thinking an hour’s gone by when it’s only been five minutes? That nostalgic daze is perfectly captured on Old Man Canyon’s new video for “Back To The Start,” premiered here.

“I wanted to make a video that gave the viewer a visual experience of an internal struggle,” frontman Jett Pace tells us via email. “Each scene represents the different stages that your mind passes through when you’re trying to change something in yourself and how you often have to re-visit the past to fully move forward.”

The results are strikingly cinematic, shot in darkened jewel tones that match the band’s nocturnal synth-pop sound that will appeal to fans of Glass Animals. Old Man Canyon just released their debut album Delirium last month, but the Vancouver outfit’s ambitions are clear.

“We shot this video in just three days,” Pace describes. “It was mainly myself the cinematographer, James Gill, and the director/editor, Tavi Parusel, doing the shooting and setting up along with everything else. It was a crazy process to try and get all the scenes done in just three days, especially as most of the locations were outdoors and demanded a lot or prep and shooting time. Making this one definitely demanded much more effort and focus then past videos we have made, just because the style and details we wanted to include were that much larger in scale.”

 

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text by: Katie Chow










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