By: Staff –
Toronto-based garage punk duo Queens & Kings, consisting of Alissa Klug (drums/vocals) and Brendan Albert (guitar/vocals), is back with a new video for their track “I’m Beggin’” , which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
Filmed in February with a small crew of friends at 276 Sterling Studio, the video 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 Klug 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.