2022 Prism Prize Eligible Video: Kristian North - Halfway to Heaven
The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from the former frontman of Babysitter.
Kristian North - Halfway to Heaven
Kristian North, former frontman for Babysitter, enters the scene with a new sound as a solo artist. The Montreal native ditches his grunge rock image for a new genre-bending sound, focusing on his lyricism to tell stories filled with confessions, desires, and mythical references.
Halfway to Heaven is featured on his newest album Passion Play, a collection of love songs with deep-rooted themes of deception and failure under the surface. The single was written in Portugal and comes with inspiration from the warmth and romance of the country.
Directed by Jordan “Dr. Cool” Minkoff, the video for Halfway to Heaven displays a love story for the ages. Kristian exchanges love letters with a cartoon being in heaven, spanning across decades before they finally meet on Earth. Leaving us to truly understand the meaning of eternal love and finding a way to make it work.
Director: Jordan “Dr. Cool” Minkoff