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 internationally popular Toronto R&B duo.
dvsn– A Muse
Dvsn (pronounced as "division") is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of singer Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85. In 2016, the duo been signed to OVO Sound, and released its first album that made a splash enterting the top 20 of Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The pair then released Morning After, which garnered the same success on Billboard for Top R&B/Hip-Hop album.
Featured off their third studio album, A Muse in Her Feelings, the video for A Muse, directed by Andrew Hamilton, begins in a sultry windowpane warehouse, warmed with decorative candlelights, a piano, and Daniel with his love interest.
As the scene begins, Daniel brings her through the warehouse, surprising her with an intimate evening of champagne and creativity. With Daniel serenading his love interest the entire time. He professes his love to her as his muse, which is defined as a source of inspiration to the creative artist.
Walking through the warehouse, Daniel’s muse then climbs the piano and begins to dance on top while he plays and continues to serenade her. The two are feeding off each other's energy, which leads to a heightened level of creative intimacy. Closing off the scene, rain begins to pour down, as Daniel and his Muse lock lips.
Director: Andrew Hamilton