Prism Prize Eligible Video - ​​​​​​​Andy Shauf: Neon Skyline

The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one featuring an internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter who can call Barack Obama a fan. 

Andy Shauf - Neon Skyline

Toronto-based and Saskatchewan-born singer/songwriter Andy Shauf provides a unique and heart-opening view of the world through his music. Since the release of his debut album Darker Days in 2009, Andy has been giving the world a perspective in music unlike any other. 

Specializing in songs that unfold like a short fiction story, his music is layered with colourful characters and immense emotions. His latest album Neon Skyline - which Shauf wrote, performed, and produced himself - is a concept album that takes place over the course of one night where Shauf goes to the bar with some friends only to realize his ex is now back in town. 

The accompanying video for the title track, Neon Skyline, filmed on a Kodak TRI-X film camera, has Andy recounting the night as if he’s telling the story to a friend. Shot in black and white, the video exudes vintage Toronto.  

Last week, this track made news by appearing on former US president Barack Obama's coveted summer playlist.

Directed by Colin Medley

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