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 noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Juno-winning electro-rock duo.
Dear Rouge - Chains
Dear Rouge is a Juno award-winning electronic rock band based in Vancouver, BC. The duo comprises Drew and Danielle McTaggart.
The song Chains, taken from the album Phases, symbolized the lengths someone will go when they are in love. You would go to the ends of the earth to help them and be there when they need you. The chorus’ lyrics “I’ll break the chains for you” means that you don’t run away from love, you run towards it.
The video itself illustrates how pain and love can be one and the same. Danielle says the use of wolves in the video is because they embody everything opposite of love, which is the central theme of the clip.
Director: Martin Glegg. Production Co: BOLDLY Creative
Director of Photography: Cole Graham
Focus Puller: Cedric Yu
Gaffer: Chase Fletcher
Grip: Brayden Cameron
Gear: Brightside Cinema
Makeup: Lizzy Houston
Locations: Arnie & Margaret
Editor: Martin Glegg
Graphics: Kevin McCarthy
Colour: David Tomiak
VFX: Isaac Miranda