Village in video
When singer/songwriter Vikki Gilmore was looking for a place to shoot her music video, her Aunt Jackie gently suggested she shoot it in Lancaster.
For the 21-year-old Montreal resident, that was a revelation. As a child, Miss Gilmore and her family spent many a weekend in Lancaster, where they had fallen in love with the area’s picturesque beauty.
And so, in the beginning of June, Miss
Gilmore and her film crew – a couple of actors, some videographers, and two directors – spent a weekend in the area, where they filmed at the South Lancaster Wharf, Cooper Marsh, and a private residence.
The video is the title track of Miss Gilmore’s forthcoming EP, Someone, which will be released just after the Labour Day weekend.
Before that, the public is invited to catch a sneak peak of the new video, which will be aired at 20386 Old Montreal Road, where the video was partially shot. The viewing party is on Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p. m.
Miss Gilmore says that the video tells the story of two young people at the beginning of a relationship who don’t know what will happen in the future. She says that the couple wear sheep masks for much of the video, intended as a commentary on how plenty of people would rather just “go along with the status quo” rather than think for themselves.
Someone, which will be launched at Le Ministère at 4521 St-Laurent in Montreal on Sept. 15 at 7 p. m., is Miss Gilmore’s second EP. Her first, Where You’re From, was released two years earlier.
Miss Gilmore, who currently studies psychology at McGill, says he’s influenced by old school artists like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Simon & Garfunkel.
The Someone video was shot by Film& Blues Productions and the video was sponsored by FACTOR Canada.