Leeroy Stagger – Strange Path, out 13 September, is available for pre-order via True North Records.
By Walter Price
Empowerment comes in all forms and, thankfully, soundtracked more frequently these days by voices who vehemently stand up for change and social justice. Alberta singer-songwriter Leeroy Stagger’s recent single “Strange Attractor” is a powerful message cradled by a churning’ locomotive psych-rock arrangement. Layers reminiscent of T-Rex and Norman Greenbaum, highlighted by Michael Ayotte’s Animals-esque keys that will undoubtedly drive you out of your seat and mind…
The accompanying video, directed by Brock Davis Mitchell and starring Danaë Cosijn and Aaron Strube, was explained via a Vimeo post, “A royal ball decays into chaos as a young noble breaks through inherited pressures to find individual enlightenment and empowerment.
“Set against the 1770s, the music video Strange Attractor follows a rebellious member of the royal court, as she fights back to regain her identity amid the hypocrisy that is ruling the nation.
“Standing against toxic masculinity, misogyny, and being labeled as “too emotional for politics” – she takes finds the strength needed to reform.”
A timely and significant message and you can witness the film below. “Strange Attractor” is taken from the forthcoming album, “Strange Path”, available 13 September via True North Records (USA).
Directed by: Brock Davis Mitchell
Produced by Deluxe Design Group
Starring: Danaë Cosijn and Aaron Strube
Director of photography: Noah Markus Leach
Art director: Chloe Van Tighem
Hair and makeup: Sarah Mitchell
Steadicam operator: Charles Hamilton
Key grip and gaffer: Glenn Diehl
Camera assistant: Braden Dereniwski
Animal wrangler: Jamie Geddes
Artist Photo Credit: David Guenther