Video: Calvin Love, “Wild Blue”

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The song might be called “Wild Blue” but the official video for Calvin Love's excellent b-side is completely colorless, shot in the sort of heavy-contrast black and white typically reserved for flashbacks and dream sequences. The clip follows a narrative of a glum loner (played by Love) who gets nailed by a car and wakes up in a bleak, snow-covered field; whether he’s in heaven, hell, or some chilly corner of his subconscious remains unclear. Made by Love and his childhood friend Martin Flakstad, the video is appropriately homespun, considering that a big part of the Edmonton-based songwriter’s appeal is a kind of strung-out uncertainty, as if every one of his tightly-wound rock songs could unfurl at any second. Calvin Love's “Cool” 7-inch is out now on Hit City USA, and his schedule for this year’s SXSW is below.

POSTED March 6, 2014 10:36AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: ,

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  1. I really like everything about this video and song combination; I think the dreamy-dragging of the lyrics in the beginning verse sets the tone for the video, which works perfectly in black-and-white, with no inclusion of over-the-top effects. It reminds me of the retro ’80s-style music videos.

    Nice build-up on the track towards the end, very nice record from Calvin Love!

  2. Music Hound says:

    Sick song and video! Was glued to it from beginning to the end.