Photo Credit: Aaron DeSilva
Ottawa, ON-based duo, leMeow consists of husband and wife, Gin Bourgeois and James Rooke. The common-law couple quickly made their mark on the Ottawa music scene after their 2015 debut. We couldn’t be happier to help the band has released their newest single, “Drip Drop” along with accompanying music video. This is the first single since the duo’s debut album, York St and certainly shows that the band has been evolving their sound.
The video for “Drip Drop” which you can check out below, was shot and directed by Aaron DeSilva, recent winner of the 2018 Okanagan Indie Fest “Best Music Video” award. The concept of the video incorporates moody water scenes, reflective of the songs lyrical content, along with a mix of retro-inspired fashion to complement leMeow’s signature style and sound.
Enjoy the video, and take a few moments to find out more about leMeow in our Five Questions With segment below.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello, readers! We’re called leMeow. We’re a cat crazy husband and wife duo from Ottawa, Ontario.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
We describe our sound as “soul-infused indie-pop smothered in sass.” We take a lot of inspiration from retro soul and Motown so we try to weave those influences into our music as much as possible. Our writing style is very much a collaborative process. One of us will usually come up with a song concept or basic melody and then we’ll work together to flesh it out until it’s fully cooked.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We’ll be doing an acoustic duo set at the Westboro FUSE Street Festival on Sunday, August 19th, and we have a full band performance coming up at the Atomic Rooster on Saturday, September 15th. Check out our website for our full list of dates.
Depending on the venue, our ensemble arrangement varies quite a bit. We’re just as comfortable jamming out on acoustic guitar and tambourine as we are playing with a full horn section by our side. Regardless of the setup, you can always count on a good groove, soulful vocals and the occasional hair flip.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I would have to go for Evening Blues. It’s the first single we released as a band, and I feel like it embodies the sultry sound that leMeow is all about.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There are so many amazing Canadian artists, and we’re always discovering more. Right now we’re really into Charlotte Day Wilson, Bahamas and Joel Plaskett. The Band and Leonard Cohen are also long-time loves.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.