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Ellevator share Vanessa Carlton-inspired video for new single ‘Charlie IO’

Hamilton, Ontario’s Ellevator are back with a video for their new single, “Charlie IO.”

The track comes from their forthcoming debut album, out in early 2022 via Arts & Crafts. “Charlie IO” channels a similar post-rock sound to their recent single, “Easy.” This tune, however, is all about confronting a friend that’s seeking self-discovery through psychedelics and pseudo-religious escapes. The accompanying Cam Veitch-directed video for the tune is inspired by Vanessa Carlton’s “1000 Miles.”

“I’ve tried to find myself in all sorts of funny ways, and in a world full of brands exploiting our unending well of vanity it’s easy to make that ‘journey’ to the center of your life,” singer Nabi Sue Bersche explains. “I imagine that when you finally find yourself or find god or reach nirvana or tap into universal knowledge, you’ll realize you’ve been there all along and you still have to do the dishes.”

Watch the video for “Charlie IO” below.
 


 

About the “Charlie IO” video:

“With ‘Charlie IO’ we wanted to pay homage to a video that stuck with a generation, ‘1000 Miles’ by Vanessa Carlton,” Veitch adds. “We wanted to conjure up that uncanny feeling of Deja Vu mixed inside a hypnotic performance, while still having pieces that feel personal to this track. It was a ton of fun to make and I hope we did Vanessa proud.”

The clip sees Bersche playing piano in a whole slew of outdoor locations in Hamilton beneath hazy effects. As she sings along to the tune, the piano whips around winding roads, much like Carlton’s clip.

“Everyone spins out,” producer Chris Walla adds. “All of our friends and the rest of us too, maybe just yesterday or even right now. Eye contact is the most powerful tool in our everyday social toolbox to help someone in a psinout reconnect with reality, with the space we share together, and with whatever part of themselves is dizzy or lost or out of focus.”

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