Vancouver, BC-based duo Focus Your Audio is made up of Sarah McArthur and Bobby McAloney. The two recently released their single, “Over There”. With over 15,000 streams in its first week, it’s easy to understand why they’ve been coined “one of Vancouver’s best-kept secrets” by legendary Canadian producer, Adam Hurstfield. Their new Roots-infused, Country/Americana track was produced by Canadian music powerhouse Mike Young (bassist – Mother Mother) and engineered by Karl Dicaire (Mother Mother, Iskwe, Big Wreck).
Now, the band has teamed up with us at Canadian Beats, to unveil the video for “Over There”, which was directed by Jonathan Fluevog, the son of iconic Canadian shoe mogul John Fluevog. Filmed in Ladner, BC, the video is a perfect complement to the lyrics, melody, and overall meaning of the song. Sarah moves through the picturesque forest alone, as she sings the lyrics about a couple having trouble grasping how an argument allowed them to drift apart. With Bobby playing guitar and Sarah meeting him in the clearing amidst the sunset, the video for “Over There” is a beautiful expression of the song that represents its meaning perfectly.
“Over There” is a song about a disagreement – a truthful peek into the lives of the couple who make music together. A vulnerable, honest, call out to a partner, Focus Your Audio both lyrically and sonically takes the listener through the unsaid aspects of a disagreement with music that matches the emotion of the song. The anthemic chorus, Sarah’s undeniable vocal and lyrical talent and Bobby’s musicianship all tie harmoniously together. As a quest to figure out how they got into the position they’re in and what they can do about it, the tune will resonate with all listeners who have ever had an argument and wondered why they got there and how they can fix it.
The duo shares,
“Over There” is a song about the ones we love when caught in the storms of life. We wonder how did we get here? How are you over there when I’m over here? How do we navigate this? Making a conscientious decision to agree to disagree so that we don’t ruin ourselves as we weather those storms. Letting the foundation of love win every time.”
Check out the video for “Over There” below, and stay up to date with Focus Your Audio via their socials.
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.