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.
Great news for fans of Whitehorse, the reigning 'it couple' of Canadian roots rock. The husband and wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland have just announced that their keenly-awaited third album, Leave No Bridge Unturned, will be released on February 17, 2015 on Six Shooter Records. This is the follow-up to 2012's very well-received The Fate of This World Depends on This Kiss.
To further fuel the excitement, Whitehorse unveiled a brilliant new song/video this week, "Sweet Disaster". A label press release describes this as "Melissa's first ever love song to Luke", but there's nothing too sugary or sentimental about it. The label also terms it "a song that channels Bond themes and Sixties R & B".
The eye-catchingly sensual clip (directed by Ken Cummingham) is based around shifting silhouettes of the photogenic couple, while there's also footage of Doucet coaxing typically strong twang sounds from his signature white guitar.
As a major fan of the earlier individual solo work of these two singer/songwriters, this scribe was initially apprehensive about those careers being shelved in favour of a joint project, but happily Whitehorse has proven to be a band greater than the sum of its (talented) parts. Can't wait for the full album.
Fans who pre-order the album from iTunes on November 18 will receive "Sweet Disaster" immediately.