Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Suzanne Jarvie has released a video for her single, “Point Blank” from her sophomore release, In The Clear.
“Point Blank” touches on relationships that make you feel like you are in rough water with a small rudder and little control, explains Jarvie, who recently won the 2019 Ontario Arts Council Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. She used marquees in the video to display some of her favorite quotes, including her personal favourite: “Now Playing: Your One Life.”
“The concept of a ‘night shoot’ in Toronto was the vision of director Sam Welch,” she continues. “We wanted to reflect the feelings of tumult through showcasing the energy and chaos of the city.
I was fixated on getting shots of myself with planes flying low because, when I wrote the song, there was a certain ‘take cover!’ vibe, which is about protecting oneself from the mercurial moods of teenagers and those with mental health struggles.”
Location shots were done near Toronto Pearson International Airport, Dundas Square, and among others, where Jarvie’s guitarist Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors), was on a box in a sea of city lights.
“His powerhouse guitar playing so fits with the energy I wanted to convey in this tune,” she says.
Watch the video below and stay up to date with Suzanne via her socials.
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