Dear Rouge releases video for new single, “Gimme Spirit”

Alt darlings Dear Rouge have unveiled a video for their latest single, “Gimme Spirit” off of their recently released album, Spirit.

“Gimme Spirit” which follows their number one single “Fake Fame” has quickly followed suit and has already hit the Top 15 on alt-radio charts in Canada since its release a few weeks ago!

Singer Danielle McTaggart explains the inspiration behind the track:

“We wrote this song in a time of uncertainty and fear of the future. The lyric that stuck was “take me back to why we started in the first place”. We felt this sense that if we could remember the whole reason and core desire to make this record, then the heart and passion would just come. We just knew it was special; this song brings us hope and ended up being the title track for the album (Spirit).

The video for this song was filmed at our home and directed by our good friend Steve Bays. We wanted to make it feel as much like us, and our lives, as possible. We set up our bathtub with black light features, glow in the dark stars from our childhood, and some moody lighting. Then we invited a bunch of locals and friends over and danced the night away. We capped off the night by going to the beach to have a bonfire and set off a bunch of fireworks at 1am. Fun fact: the very first song we ever released and did a video for as Dear Rouge was called “Diamonds”, and it was filmed around the fireworks in Vancouver. We were going “back to why we started” in that way – a full circle moment there. The video feels so authentic to us.”

The band has also just announced a support slot on the upcoming Metric tour that will see them play shows in Western Canada with additional summer festival dates and two dates in Vancouver and Toronto with Vance Joy.

*with Vance Joy
+with Metric

May 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena *
June 4 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
June 5 – Gravenhurst, ON – Tall Pines Music & Arts Festival
June 9 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *
June 10 – Ridgeway, ON – The Sanctuary – Centre for the Arts
July 1 – Victoria, BC – Laketown Shakedown
July 2 – Elora, ON – Ignite Concert
July 16 – Hamilton, ON – Pier 4 Park
July 22 – Squamish, BC – Constellation Festival
August 11 & 12 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre +
August 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum +
August 15 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium +
August 17 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre +
August 19 – Regina, AK – Conexus Arts Centre +
August 20 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place +
August 21 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

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