I Heart Hamilton is excited to premiere the brand new music video from local folk-rock band Athanase!
“Shoreline” is taken from the band’s upcoming EP, Immortal, recorded in part with Mickey Ellsworth (Walk Off The Earth, Ascot Royals) and mixed by Andrew Billone (Arkells, Golden Feather). Athanase has continued to evolve their sound, expanding their lineup to include Zach Symak and Konrad Swierczek on drums and bass, respectively. Jason Baronette’s poetically charged songwriting is perfectly juxtaposed with Sweet Jake Langstaff adding even grittier blues-rock guitar.
The music video for “Shoreline” features one of my very favourite local spots, the Hamilton Beach, which has been a frequented spot of mine during the pandemic, especially. It’s a picturesque setting to pair with this laidback tune. Learn more below about the making of the video!
“Shoreline” is the first single off the upcoming Immortal EP, and our journey creating this track is intimately linked to the challenges of being a musician during the pandemic. From socially distancing in the studio, to recording parts in our homes, the process has offered its share of both trials and opportunities. The video is no different: from the beginning, we wanted to create something that was exciting and engaging, with a focus on our Hamilton roots, while ensuring a safe environment for everyone involved in filming. The whole thing was filmed one person at a time in the same locations. Hamilton Beach felt like the perfect backdrop to play with the time of day, taking the listener on a journey through time, while the neoclassical architecture of Dundurn Castle tied in with the mythological inspiration of the song. Immortal looks at life and death, dealing with loss, and overcoming the obstacles we are faced with.