Video of the moment
Every week we select a music video by a Canadian group or artist who have recently been reviewed by our editorial team. If you'd like to suggest a video for consideration, you can send us a message using this form.
Back In October, we reviewed the debut self-titled EP from Toronto indie pop-rockers HIGHS
Our highlight track was the single "Mango", and the band has just put out their first ever music video to accompany it. The results are indeed charming, and will give you a brief respite from any mid-winter blues currently afflicting you.
The clip was directed and produced by Canadian actress/singer Keenan MacWilliam, and a label press release accurately describes it as "a little slice of heaven, colourfully chronicling the simple joys of being young through the eyes of her 15-year-old cousin, Kathleen." You won't be able to resist a smile as the bubbly teen hosts a solo party, feasting on Smarties-adorned ice cream and dancing around her room and jumping on the bed, surrounded by balloons.
The vibrant colours match the upbeat feel of the tune, one that to us suggests a hybrid of Vampire Weekend and Paul Simon. No surprise to learn that "Mango" is a highlight of HIGHS live show.
The band has just begun an Eastern Canada tour, with upcoming stops in Fredericton on Jan. 23, (Capital Complex), Halifax on Jan. 24 (The Bus Stop Theatre), Charlottetown on Jan. 27 (Baba's Lounge), Moncton on Jan. 28 (Plan B), Edmundstun on Jan. 30 (Resto Bar Le Deck), and Ottawa on Jan. 31 (Zaphod Beeblebrox).