Queens & Kings – I’m Beggin’ (New Music Video)
Toronto garage punk duo just released a wicked new music video for their single, and well, I’m beggin’ you to check it out, ’cause it’s awesome! This video goes to show that if done right you don’t need more than two people, a room and some lights to make a kick ass music video. The song is the second release off Queens & Kings upcoming album and the track itself gives off an incredibly raw garage rock energy, and when you add in visuals like this, I’m hooked! The video was filmed back in February with a small crew at 276 Sterling Studio and depicts the many nuances, the complexity and the urgency of wanting the things you cannot have and how that is often why we want them. From light to dark, colourful to muted, the video visually depicts the rapid changeability and fickleness of the human heart and mind. The scenes shift from calm to chaotic until band drummer Alissa Klug emerges from her kit and submits to the chaos.
As Alissa expounds “We wanted to tell the story of the song through colour, using high key and low key
footage to signify human extremes as well as solid and strobing lights to show the turmoil and unrest we
can feel when trying to figure out what it is we truly want. Because often when we get closer to the things
we thought we wanted, they start to lose their allure, or we can start to doubt if we are making the right
decisions, or if we really wanted them to begin .”
Filmed by Julian Meli, the band’s guitarist Brendan Albert edited the video himself as the band exchanged
ideas creatively back and forth between neighboring cities. The song itself was a journey, tracked at
Union Sound and Canterbury Music Company, mixed by Juno award winner Vic Florencia and mastered
by Bill Skibbe from Jack White’s Third Man Mastering.
Dropout Entertainment has teamed up Queens & Kings for a special halloween live cast coming later this month, and I can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, but we’ve got something exciting in the works so stay tuned!