Rugged rockers The Sheepdogs have shared a new video for “Keep on Loving You.”
The video sees the band turned into puppets. Co-directed by bassist Ryan Gullen and Mat Dunlap, the clip looks at the love between a rock star and his guitar. While the puppets were made by LA-based puppeteer Jesse McKay, the illustrations were made by Dawn Aquarius.
“Both Mat and I love puppets and have always wanted to do something with puppets for a video,” Gullen explains. “The idea for the video stemmed from a conversation around how we wanted to make a video non-binary love story and the idea evolved from there to be a love story between Ewan and his guitar (who we named Leslie – as in Leslie Paul). It was amazing to watch all the band members come to life in puppet form. The song is about not realizing how much you love something until you almost lose it and fighting to get it back. I think that’s something that is universal and not gender-specific, and something that everyone can identify with. We wanted to convey that feeling in the video and hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Watch the video for “Keep on Loving You” below.
The No Simple Thing EP
“Keep on Loving You” comes from their recently released EP, No Simple Thing. The 4-track collection marks The Sheepdogs first new release since 2018’s Changing Colours. The band recorded the tracks live in the legendary Mixart Studios in Montreal back in late summer 2020.
“This is the longest we’ve gone without writing, performing and recording together since we started the band 17 years ago,” frontman Ewan Currie explains. “We’ve never really taken a break or long pauses so it was very foreign to us and was amazing when we could finally get together. It was really important to us that we did it in a studio that allowed us to all play together and really have that energy in the room, similar to when we play live. That’s why Mixart was such a great studio, and I think our excitement and energy really shows through on these songs.”
Stream No Simple Thing in full below.