“Guilt Trip” is a song about regret and isolation – a cautionary tale about what happens when you let trivial things get between you and the people you care about, only realizing once it's too late to make amends. It’s about that feeling of not being able to say that certain something to a certain someone before it’s too late and then having that weigh heavily upon yourself thinking… “I could have done this differently.”
"While we were in Toronto for Canadian Music Week last spring, we met up with a buddy to watch some hockey and wound up at this amazing video production space called 276 Sterling Studio. The guys that ran it were really down to earth, and ended up offering to shoot something with us while we were in town. This lead to the performance part of the video – huge thanks to Jesse Boland and Andrew Harris for making this happen!
As a band, we decided the song warranted a story. We got some talented local actors, Connor Tait and Zach Rousseau, to help us bring it to life. Mike Morash from Cambiguous Productions helped bring this second phase to life and tie the whole story together. We only had a day to shoot in four locations, including a party scene that generously had beer donated by Lighthouse Brewing.
We shot the beginning scenes at our lead singer and guitarist Noah’s house, then progressed into downtown and Chinatown where we filmed the remainder of the video including a party scene in Fan Tan Alley.
For The Cause & The Cure, we enlisted the help of Jesse Gander from Rain City Recorders (Japandroids, White Lung, The Pack a.d.) to record, as well as Joao Carvalho (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Silverstein) on mastering duties."
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
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