The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent Canadian videos, including this one from an acclaimed singer/songwriter with an honest ethic.
Tim Moxam - Honesty
Consider this a social experiment of sorts. For Honesty, Toronto singer-songwriter, Tim Moxam, already had the video in mind well before the song came to life. Moxam wanted to grow his hair out and wanted to see how he would be judged based on his appearance.
Throughout the video, we see Moxam portraying different characters. It reflects on the idea of trying on different identities or masks to find our true selves. We are the adventurer, entrepreneur, traveller, tourist etc. “We retain bits of each manifestation of our developing personalities, eventually forming a version of ourselves that we choose to present to the world around us. Deep down inside, though, beneath each mask we wear is our honest selves. That, we cannot hide from,” he says.
Directed by Tim Moxam and James Cooper
Produced by Tim Moxam and James Cooper
Edited by Ryan Thompson
Recorded at Union Sound Co. with Chris Stringer, Joshua Van Tassel, Adrian Cook, Charles James, and Ivy Mairi