GTC SUNDAY CLASSIC: MADISON VIOLET – “Tell Me” [Everything’s Shifting]
by Walter Price
The wonderment of a new relationship often finds caution blowing in the wind. Fear, acceptance, and those beautifully pesky butterflies twisting your insides could make you want to run away. The new single, “Tell Me”, from duo Madison Violet (Lisa MacIsaac & Brenley MacEachern) harkens back to their initial adventures. Adding to the bewilderment, unfortunately, was pressure to keep their burgeoning relationship under wraps.
While there are obvious comparisons to how Brandi Carlile and Lindsay White draw on personal histories to construct lovely and at times daunting tales, MV has an added interpersonal connection that is impossible to ignore. Creating a sense that this track, and their new album, is a voyeuristic journey through their truths.
The Jillian Martin/Krystle Mullin-directed video brings all the sentimental experiences into focus. A desert road trip, fascination, infatuation, and life-changing memories all laid out in lived realism. In a YouTube post, MV writes, “In 1999, we met in Toronto. We instantly formed a band and became a couple. By recommendation of some industry folk, we were told that we should hide our sexuality and our relationship. So, we ran away to the desert with our guitars in tow and wrote our first record. This video is a glimpse into our adventures and misadventures on that first road trip together.”
“Tell Me” is from the brilliant Everything’s Shifting LP, out now.
Everything’s Shifting, LP // Tell Me, film
TELL ME, film
Jillian Martin & Krystle Mullin – Directors/Editors
Denny Kennedy – Producer
Krystle Mullin – Creative Director
Robert Dalsey – Cameraman
Roslyn Di Sisto – Colourist
Kenz Lawren – Actor
Stuebe – Sound Mixer
Sandy Stewart – Special Effects
Melissa Phillips – Co-ordinator
Sally McDermott – Hair/ Make up/ Wardrobe
Stephen Marshall – Production Assistant
Renée Olbert – Production Assistant
Caroline Young – Production Assistant
Face In The Crowd – Casting Director
Allison Miller – Wonderland Casting
“After 20 years together, Juno nominated singer-songwriting duo, Madison Violet, are as much wanderers as they are musicians. It is a career filled with endless roads stretching into the horizon, winding through changing landscapes, each kilometer traveled carrying with it the promise of inspiration. Perhaps that is the secret of what has made Madison Violet such an enduring band. Because with each new town, each new venue, their curiosity grows, their love of music deepens, their desire to push musical boundaries expands.” – bio