Birds of Bellwoods - "Melatonin" (eOne): This hotly-tipped Toronto alternative-folk-pop combo released its debut full-length, Victoria, on Friday, and a lyric video for this focus track has just been made available.
The vivid clip, created by Cassandra Jolie, is a fitting complement to the energetic cut, one featuring jaunty vocals and a snappy melody. Fans of The Strumbellas will take to this like a cat to cream.
The group has already shown its commercial potential via the album's first single, "Let You Go." It spent nine weeks in the Top 40 at Alternative Radio in Canada, hit #7 on SiriusXM’s The Verge chart, and was featured as CBC’s Song Of The Week. Birds of Bellwoods have already amassed over 1 million combined streams in 2018, and have been featured on numerous Spotify and Apple Music Playlists.
In a label press release, the band reflects that "in a lot of ways, when we finished Victoria we saw for the first time the combined weight of our lives so far. Years of love, fear, hope, and doubt made into a celebration. I'm moving on. I love you. I'm getting older, and I'm scared. Some of these songs started more than five years ago. Some were created much faster, late in the recording process. Victoria is a time capsule, as all albums are. A span of youth. And we are excited to share it with you."
Owners of a strong work ethic, BoB have played such fest as CMW, NXNE, Osheaga and Boots & Hearts, and toured as support for the likes of Arkells, Wintersleep, Virginia to Vegas and Scott Helman. Tour dates will be announced soon.