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Prism Prize Eligible Video: Ellis - Embarrassing

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 a Hamilton singer/songwriter who is making a splash internationally.

Ellis - Embarrassing

Ellis is a musician from Hamilton, ON, a play on the initials of her real name, Linnea Siggelkow. Although she hasn’t been in the music scene for long her impact is strong and here to stay, and she has received international attention. Ellis brings you songs through a melancholic dream pop-lens unlike any other. 

Her video for Embarrassing, directed by Max Taeuschel, is no exception. Featuring soft blue hues and shots filled with feathers, the video transports you to a different place. Even before the bulk of the lyrics kick into the song, the feeling of coming to terms with your actions comes into play. The track centers around the feeling of guilt and shame. Ellis says she is “basically calling my own damn self out for acting badly and hating to admit when I'm wrong." something that can be difficult to do. 

The track is featured on her debut full-length album, Born Again

Director: Max Taeuschel

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