Mu­sic video shot in Drumheller by Van­cou­ver artist

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

A Van­cou­ver-based pop and R&B artist filmed a mu­sic video at the Bad­lands Mo­tel late last month, an­other of a slew of artists choos­ing Drumheller as a back­drop for their art.

Mcevoy, along with a Van­cou­ver pro­duc­tion com­pany, was brought into Drumheller by lo­cal pro­duc­tion com­pany Star­land Stu­dios on Septem­ber 21 to film a one-shot mu­sic video for Mcevoy’s song ‘For­give­ness’ on his up­com­ing al­bum.

Pro­ducer Nano Clow of Book­club Clas­sic pro­duc­tions says he sug­gested the 13-hour trip to film specif­i­cally in Drumheller be­cause his vi­sion of the video was in­spired by an ex­pe­ri­ence in Death Val­ley.

“I wanted to find some­thing sim­i­lar in Canada that had a sim­i­lar fan­tas­tic nat­u­ral ex­pres­sion. I’m very into ge­o­graph­i­cal changes and things that are mas­sive, nat­u­ral things. There’s so much natu- ral won­der in Canada – it’s the stunt dou­ble for the gal­axy. It could be any­where,” Clow says.

Mcevoys mu­sic is hard to pin down – his early mu­sic has roots trap mu­sic and rap, but his mu­sic now has evolved into some­thing more spacey and ethe­real but still re­tains hip hop and R&B vibes.

“At the end of the day it’s pop mu­sic,” he says. “I’m happy there’s not re­ally a genre spec­i­fied with it.”

He de­scribes the al­bum as a con­cept project, with the song For­give­ness evolv­ing from a past re­la­tion­ship.

“It’s sort of like when you’re past the point of re­turn in the re­la­tion­ship and some nasty things have been said. It’s about com­ing to terms with ev­ery­thing – in a way it is a sort of tri­umphant con­clu­sion.”

The mu­sic video was shot over two days at both the Bad­lands Mo­tel and in an area of land­scape south of Ex­tra Foods. The mo­tel scene was shot all in one take as it stretched across three mo­tel rooms and even in­cluded Mcevoy get­ting a real tat­too from a lo­cal artist.

Mcevoys up­com­ing al­bum will be re­leased on Novem­ber 15 on Spo­tify and Ap­ple Mu­sic, with the mu­sic video planned for re­lease be­fore then.

Mcevoy (cen­tre) shot a mu­sic video at the Bad­lands Mo­tel, along with Van­cou­ver pro­ducer Nano Clow (left) and lo­cal pro­ducer Matt Paproski of Star­land Stu­dios.

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