Hillsburn release video for “Sun Ought To Shine”

Photo Credit: Paul Aarntzen

Halifax-based indie-rock quartet Hillsburn have unveiled a video for their single, “Sun Ought To Shine” from their recently released sophomore album, The Wilder Beyond. You can purchase the album HERE.

“‘Sun Ought To Shine’ is about unrequited love,” says singer/guitarist Paul Aarntzen, who wrote the song and also shot and directed the video. “An older person is reflecting on a relationship that ended a long time ago, singing the chorus both to her former partner and to herself. She’s saying: you’re a good person, you deserve love and kindness and good things, but you won’t always get them, and that’s OK.”

The video and song both share the idea that who we are is really a collection of memories. Loves, triumphs, and tragedies all leave their imprints, and how we relate to them changes with time. As Aarntzen puts it in the lyrics, “Memory’s the vessel, time is just a sail.”

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05.18 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape, Green Door Store
05.18 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape, Sticky Mike’s

05.26 – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee
06.02 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital
06.09 – East Margaretsville, NS @ Evergreen Theatre
06.15 – Fredericton, NB @ COCA Conference
06.16 – Chester, NS @ Chester Playhouse
07.13 – Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
07.15 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival d’été de Quebec
07.20-22 – Yellowknife, NWT @ Folk on the Rocks
07.26 – Sydney, NS @ Makin’ Waves Music Festival
08.08 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Live on the Waterfront
08.10-12 – Red Rock, ON @ Live From the Rock Folk Festival
08.19 – Alma, NB @ Rising Tide Festival
08.24 – Indian River, PEI @ The Indian River Festival

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