I Heart Hamilton is excited to premiere the haunting new video by Hamilton- based electronic/art pop artist Calcedon!

A note from the artist:
The song “Cherry Trees” was written in a salt float tank. A few years ago, I had been going through a dry spell of creativity, so I decided to try a session in the salt float tank to clear my mind, hoping to get my creative juices flowing again. About 45 minutes into the hour long float it happened: I didn’t write the song so much as I was hit by the song in it’s entirety. Songwriting for me had always been a labour of construction, trying to chisel the song from a chunk of granite. It was special to have a moment of ease where the song just found me, fully formed. And I think it’s a very universal story — discovery, love, suspicion, and broken trust. Perhaps it was waiting to find someone who would be quiet and pay attention to it.

The aesthetic of the video for “Cherry Trees,” directed by David Schuurman, was inspired by the alternate dimensions depicted in the OA and Stranger Things (the Upside Down), featuring dancers Bianca Melchior and Justin Lopes with choreography by Caroline Torti. The dancers tell the story in a dark, wet world, much like the world in which the song itself was conceived.

 

Tune in this Friday, April 5 from 2-3pm on 93.3 CFMU to hear my chat with Calcedon, director David Schuurman, and band member Ian Koiter who also produced this track.

Thank you Calcedon for the premiere!
kristin
ihearthamiltontour@gmail.com
Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (www.ihearthamilton.ca), where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing an influential social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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