If you are looking to put a bit of pep in your step, Royal Canoe’s “Surrender” is the track for you. Drawing inspiration from musical legend Bowie, a kaleidoscopic meeting of sounds emerges as the group’s collaborative and alternative nature presents itself. And with the indie-pop tune offering an incite into the band’s new album Sidelining, it becomes all the more indicative of the direction the group’s sound is taking.
And, what better way to reflect the track’s alternative nature than with a whacky music video? Lensed by Vince Tang, the ominous-yet-infectious display of choreographed dance battles, which is carried out by masked dancers, boasts a wildly bizarre energy that is reflective nature of the collective’s work.
“It was an absolute honour to get a chance to work with Royal Canoe for a music video on their new single ‘Surrender’,” explains the video’s director. “They completely trusted and were open to my wacky idea for the video. I wanted something that reflected ‘Surrender’ as a whole, something that reflected the sound of the song rather than the actual words sung. From my initial listen to ‘Surrender’, the song begins, and I couldn’t really predict where the song is going and found that to be one of its best attributes. It was a very unique song, in my opinion, as it played out like a story with many twists and turns along the way. Therefore, unpredictability became the theme. I wanted to capture and formulate an idea that can somehow replicate that feeling.”
Listen to “Surrender” below…