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 that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from an acclaimed pop/folk singer/songwriter.
Hannah Georgas - That Emotion
Pop-rock singer Hannah Georgas has been making a name for herself in the Canadian music world. Originally from Newmarket, Ontario, Georgas played in a high school band with the Arkells’ Tim Oxford before moving to Vancouver.
Her recent release, That Emotion, is off her latest album All that Emotion. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, the song is described by Georgas as "a portrait of one particular way that emotions can build up inside. You're going through the motions, suppressing how you really feel, and pretending things are ok — but your body knows…that deep down life and worry can weigh you down in ways your head might not acknowledge. This song was inspired by the feeling of hiding emotions you would like to express but feeling alone."
The music video, which was released at the same time as the single, showcases Hannah going through the exact emotions that she outlined above. The video follows her in different backgrounds singing and playing her guitar until she ends up on a stage performing for a large crowd.
Video Directed and Edited by Zachary Hertzman
Song Produced by Aaron Dessner
Song Mixed by Jon Low