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Exclusive Premiere: Watch Harlequin Gold’s New Video for “Bad”

By: Staff –

Vancouver-based Indie pop band Harlequin Gold is back with a new video for their track “Bad”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.

“Our song, “Bad” is about experiencing something that changes you down to the core,” said the duo. “Even though you try to fit into who you once were, the skin no longer fits. The only option is to show these true parts of yourself with the hopes that you’ll be accepted for who you really are.”

Ross Allen, a British film and commercial director based in Vancouver who directed the video for “Bad”, said, “This music video explores the notion of self. Self-doubt, self-discovery, and self-growth. It focuses on the transition of changing how you see yourself vs how other people see you, which can happen at the most unexpected time. Elle (singer), embarks on a journey of self-discovery and although she appears to be unraveling throughout the song, and her screams ignored by the circle of judgment, she’s slowly becoming more comfortable with who she truly is. This was a really exciting space to explore. The transition of old and new. The girls, the actors, and the crew made this a special project.”

A few years ago sisters Elle and Avery O’Brien were living on opposite sides of the world. Avery went travelling abroad, exploring and working across Asia and Australia. Elle moved from her hometown of Kelowna to Vancouver after completing her degree in Microbiology. After months apart, living such disparate lifestyles, they did not expect to be reunited by a family tragedy—a serious dirt biking accident that left their brother in a coma. Avery caught the first flight back to Canada and together they tried to manage their family crisis from home. There were months of uncertainty, but finally the news came through that their brother would survive and make a full recovery. Their shared fear and pain had shaken their world and left them unsure where to go next, but it also brought them closer together. It was during this time of reflection and introspection that Elle and Avery decided to pursue their passion for music together as Harlequin Gold. Following a few preliminary shows as a duo in Vancouver, they asked friend and producer/guitarist Justice McLellan and drummer Jamison Ko to join the band. Together they made DIY apartment recordings for their EP “Baby Blue” which picked up considerable international attention. These initial songs created great live touring opportunities in Australia, Canada and the United States. With an ever-growing collection of heartfelt songs and a reputation for crushing live shows, Harlequin Gold plans to release their debut album in 2021.


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