Courage My Love are throwing it back to the ‘80s with the release of the music video for their brand new song, “Teenagers.” (LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: https://CML.lnk.to/Teenagers WATCH:https://youtu.be/uY3eXyE3Bs0)
The band – Mercedes Arn-Horn, vocals/guitar; Phoenix Arn-Horn, drums/synths/vocals; Brandon Lockwood, bass – wanted to record a track that didn’t objectify or glorify being a teen. “While being a teenager is a very exciting time in our lives where we experience new things for the first time and begin to discover who we are, there are many moments of self-doubt, self-evaluation, and peer pressure that aren’t talked about as much,” says Mercedes. “This song is about looking back, but also looking forward to the rest of your life.”
Mercedes once again goes in front of and behind the camera, co-directing the video for the song. Mercedes previously co-directed the band’s videos for “Tough Love” and “Remission.” The track was co-produced by Phoenix.
“Teenagers” was shot in the band’s hometown, at the Kitchener Public Library and Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute. The video pays homage to the iconic film The Breakfast Club.
“To us, that story perfectly summarizes an epiphany we go through as we grow up, the knowledge that though we all may appear different on the outside, we all yearn for the same thing on the inside: acceptance,” says Mercedes.
“We recreated iconic moments from the movie in our own way. It was really fun to embrace our roles as The Princess, The Basketcase, The Rebel, etc., and make them our own. Of the videos I’ve directed for this band, this one seemed the most ambitious to pull off and presented its own set of challenges.”
Last week, Courage My Love released an episode of Homeskool Detention - relaunching the podcast they started seven years ago. The band gives a no-holds-barred look at their lives and discuss current world issues. Listen: Spotify / Apple
Courage My Love have built a loyal following who anxiously await every new release, video and tour announcement. Their videos have garnered over 8 million views, they were featured on the cover of Canadian Musician and received a JUNO Award nomination as Breakthrough Group of The Year. Alternative Press have named them among the 100 bands You Need to Know, and last year the UK's PopBuzz included CML in their 15 Artists You're Going To Love list.
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