Courage My Love have premiered a new video for Animal Heart with Rock Sound. The track is taken from their debut album Synesthesia, which is out now.
Talking about the song, singer Mercedes said: “For this video we were very inspired by 70s and 80s style horror movies, VHS, glitches, and pushing the boundaries of the contrast between beauty and the unsettling.
“We wanted to flip the script of the hunter and the hunted. We wanted to embody the feeling of animalistic, monstrous lust and explore the dark side of love. The lyrics of Animal Heart are about a love so passionate, that it causes you to regress into a jealous, obsessive version of yourself.
“The video concept is a creature that takes the form of a beautiful woman to seduce and trap her prey. We filmed this video in Paris, France while on tour with the help and vision of one of our new favourite artists: Polygon1993. We hope you enjoy!”
Recorded in Toronto at Noble Studios and Pocket Studios, Synesthesia introduces a new arsenal of sounds for the Kitchener, Ontario, based trio who have made a name for themselves and built a strong following on a number of tours across North America and Europe.
Defined as a blending of the senses where the stimulation of one sense leads to an automatic, involuntary reaction in another, like hearing in colour, Synesthesia was titled to reflect Courage My Love’s newfound stylistic maturity.
Courage My Love were first discovered at a 2010 Battle of the Bands in Stratford, Ontario. The band’s independently produced video for the song Bridges amassed over 2.9 million views.
The band signed with Warner Music Canada in 2011 and in 2012 Alternative Press Magazine pegged them as one of the bands to watch that year. In 2014, the band’s first two EPs, For Now and Becoming, earned them a 2014 JUNO Awards nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year and later that summer Courage My Love joined the Vans Warped Tour across North America.