By: Staff –
Emerging Toronto-based rock band Harm & Ease is back with their wild new video for “Cut Me Loose”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
Shot at El Mocambo in Toronto, ON, and directed by Paul Maxwell (Walk Off The Earth), the music video follows a mysterious action hero on a wild ride through one of Canada’s most iconic music venues.
Played by Myles Erlick (Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Flashpoint, The Next Step), a never-say-die fighter finds himself up against a hoard of mobsters, goons, and concert goers as he attempts to be a chivalrous knight in shining armour. Fortunately for Myles, his “damsel in distress,” played by real-life-partner and esteemed dancer Briar Nolet (Let It Snow, One Drop, The Next Step) is in no need of rescuing. In fact, she comes to his rescue. Unfortunately for Myles, she just might cut him loose. Don’t miss this action-packed, shoot-em-up, no-holds-bar roller coaster ride set to a live performance by the band.
“A two minute and forty-five second action movie. That was the goal. This song rocks you like a punch in the face and the video follows suit, using the song to score an action-packed fight scene throughout one of Canada’s most iconic music venues,” said Harm & Ease.
“Cut Me Loose” was recorded at Golden Carrot Studios in Burlington and produced and mixed by JUNO and SOCAN award winning producer Tawgs Salter (Walk Off the Earth, Hunter Hayes, Washboard Union), and Tokyo Speirs (Walk Off the Earth, USS, Gabriela Bee). The track channels the Rock & Roll giants of the 60s and 70s and passes through a modern filter, creating a sound that comes across as fresh yet familiar and steeped in the roots of classic music and song writing.
“When we first wrote “Cut Me Loose” we went for a modern blues rock sound that seemed perfectly natural for us. We’ve all been through relationships in which our significant other treated us in a cold fashion. Whether that was our fault or not can be debated! We posted a clip of us jamming this song in Trinity Bellwoods park in Toronto, and it got over 2 million views in just a couple of days. Juno award winning producer Tawgs Salter reached out to us soon after wanting to produce the song. We were so ecstatic to work with him, and we couldn’t be more excited to share “Cut Me Loose” with the world,” said John Goodblood (bass/guitar).