Video of the moment
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Vancouver indie-pop band BESTiE are on a serious roll. On April 22, they released their charming new album, No Bad Days, and it is scoring raves. On May 1, they started a cross-country tour that includes two gigs at Canadian Music Week in Toronto (May 9 and 10). Good timing then for the release of a new video, for "Foolish Hearts".
Considering the minimal budget of $300, the results are compelling and very professional-looking. Of course it helps keeps costs down when your lead singer is also an acclaimed filmmaker. BESTiE frontman Tristan Orchard has been nominated for a Gemini for documentaries that have aired on Bravo! Television, and his various short films have featured at international festivals around the world, so he was a natural choice to direct the clip.
The group reports that " the video was created on the spur of the moment, inspired and improvised after one of the band member’s grandmothers passed away and an unusual snowfall hit Vancouver the next morning, prompting the shoot."
The results are artfully moody and nicely complementary to the song's dynamics. We vote this BESTiE in class, and we're also fans of an earlier BESTiE video, for "Pineapple".