Toronto, ON-based alt-rock duo, FXRRVST has released the video for their single, “Bad Things”. The single is from the band’s upcoming EP, Dear Friend (Side A), which is set for release on April 10, 2020.
The band enlisted the help of some of the most famous Toronto-based Instagram dogs, such as @HortonMcsnorton (55.6K Followers), @HazelMcSnorton (10K), @Kimchithecorgi (65.7K) and @dawson_s_creek (7.9K), and some additional “extras” for the video.
“We decided to use the pups in the video because from personal experience, no matter how down you are, dogs make everything better,” said Fuentes.
“Bad Things is about having someone or something to help you,” explained Forrest, whose lyrics are deeply personal and cathartic. On the two singles Bad Things and This Rough Patch, as well as the two other tracks on their forthcoming EP, she chronicles the struggles of living with mental health challenges lending an exceptional depth and relatability to FXRRVST’s songs. “One of my school counsellors would always use the metaphor where I am in a hole and I can’t get out on my own, so she gives me a rope. I want people to understand that I always think that it’s okay to reach out for help if you need it. It’s really a song that’s just saying that it’s okay to not be okay.”.
Check out the video below and stay up to date with FXRRVST via their socials.
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