The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent Canadian videos, including this one from an internationally popular Toronto punk band shortlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.
Pup - Kids
For Kids, the band explained that “Kids is a love song from one nihilistic depressive to another and more specifically, it is about what happens when you stumble across the only other person on the face of this desolate planet that thinks everything is as twisted as you do. The song’s lyrics appropriately reflect Stephan Babcock’s issues with depression. And thanks to them, the world starts to seem just a little less bleak.
The video is directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, who is no stranger to working with the band - their previous work together has garnered much attention in the award circuit. Schaulin-Rioux’s brings to live the video’s concept, which is set in the future. It shows each band member separated, and dealing with their own prospective issues before coming together at the end - a somewhat poignant interpretation of the struggles we have all come to face at some point in life.
Directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Produced by Amanda Fotes.