The New Royal Canoe Video Finds Joy In a Post-Apocalyptic Landscape
    • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

    • Posted by: Gabe Paoletti

    Indie pop band Royal Canoe have been slowly but surely growing in popularity in the Canadian indie scene. Their new video is for "Walk Out On The Water," a song off their latest album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit. The song is a triumphant anthem, all claps and vocal samples, with a heavy gospel influence. This gospel vocal style is mirrored in the lyrics, which are infused with biblical imagery, from the title to the chorus to the praises of "hallelujah." The lyrics themselves are uplifting, spreading a message of confidence and positivity.

    The video takes an interesting tack, placing these soulful vocals in the mouth of a young boy, seemingly stranded in a barren world. He exuberantly sings and dances alone in this bleak world, before being joined by a cohort of creepy monks. However this group of hooded figures quickly join in the fun, bouncing the boy on a colorful trampoline. The video ends with the young boy jumping into a pond and dancing in a scene that is visually striking, thematically relevant, and above all, filled with jubilant energy. The video and song concoct a world that can be cold and isolating, but find joy in spirituality and human connection.

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