MT. JOY RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR STRANGERS
REARRANGE US OUT NOW DUALTONE RECORDS
TORONTO, ON – August 21, 2020 – Today, Mt. Joy release the new music video for Strangers, a fan-favourite and the cinematic closer of their “exultant, ambitious” (AllMusic) second LP, Rearrange Us, released this past June. Watch Strangers here.
Strangers – directed by, Francis Galluppi, and filmed in various spots around California including Big Bear, El Matador Beach Hollywood Blvd., and Duarte – is a beautiful metaphor for the confounding sense of insecurity and wonderment that comes from exiting a relationship and entering into the uncertainty of life ahead. “Even though we move on from past relationships,” says Galluppi on the video’s interpretation of Strangers, “there will always be something we have to remember them by, ‘a little flesh wound.’” Watch Mt. Joy's performance of Strangers for Colbert from earlier this summer here.
Earlier this summer, an impromptu livestream event on their social media featuring appearances from The Lumineers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Liz Vice, Houndmouth, Philadelphia Flyers player Nolan Patrick, former Eagles player Connor Barwin, and many more raised more than $30K for MusiCares and Philabundance – a show of the band’s civic pride (they have deep Philly roots) and rapidly growing fan community. Find more information on the shows through mtjoyband.com.
Rearrange Us was not just a popular breakthrough – with TV performances, #1 spots on two Billboard charts, their third Triple A Radio Top 10 – but an emotionally mature, philosophically expansive work produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse) that shows that this band are continuing to grow sonically and artistically. The band are a live powerhouse that have toured with The Lumineers, Neko Case, and The Shins; they’ve played Bonnaroo, Newport, and Lollapalooza; and are a genuine headlining draw that was slated for multiple nights at Brooklyn Steel and more.
Strangers Music Video Credits:
Writer/Director/Editor- Francis Galluppi
Cinematography- Mac Fisken
Actress- Rachel Lyn Murray
Sasquatch/Yeti performer- Ethan Daniel Corbett
Fish creature performer- Scott Holmes
Shot on an Arri Alexa Mini with Anamorphic lenses