By: Staff –
Emerging JUNO-nominated Indigenous Canadian artist Desiree Dorion is back with her new video for her fun and flirtatious new single “Wouldn’t That Be Fun”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
The creative and hilarious video for “Wouldn’t That Be Fun?” is the perfect compliment to the song. Directed by Landon Lake (Don Amero), and set at a laundromat, appropriately named “The Washeteria”, the two characters, Dorion and Dave, meet while waiting for their laundry to finish. Alluding to the early stages of young, innocent attraction, the characters spend their time having fun in the laundromat – pushing each other in baskets, stealing each other’s newspaper, and having a laundry battle. Ending in the two artists performing the song together, Dorion’s video for “Wouldn’t That Be Fun” is a fun, lively, and satirical expression of the track.
“This song is a fun-loving song about the uncertainty of a budding romance,” said Dorion.
Fun, upbeat, and lighthearted, Dorion’s “Wouldn’t That Be Fun?” featuring Dave Wasyliw, is Country/Rock blended call and response about imagining what it’s like to be in the early stages of a relationship. After initially meeting at the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards, Dorion and Dave got together in the summer of 2021 to co-write. Yet as their three hour songwriting session progressed, it was clear to them both that this song in particular needed to be a call and response style duet, requiring a second vocalist. The young love, flirtatious song features a driving rhythm and the complimentary vocals of the songwriters coming together during the chorus. Moving away from her biographical, storytelling focused songs, Dorion’s “Wouldn’t That Be Fun” is a cheerful, lively, and fun-loving tune taken from the imagination of the songwriters about what dating is like today – the things people would do, what they would say to their friends, and the butterflies-in-your-stomach excitement of whether the other person in the relationship feels the same way.
Dorion grew up a mile and a half from the grounds of Dauphin Country Fest, one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in Canada. As a little girl, she would ride her bike there when the festival wasn’t on, climb up on the stage, and pretend to play to the thousands of fans that come to watch big country music acts. In 2014, her dream of playing the mainstage came true when she shared the stage with The Band Perry.
The JUNO Nominee has had five songs chart in the top 100 on the Canadian country music charts (TRAX), along with several reaching the top spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown. Her songwriting partner on her most recent single, “Wouldn’t That Be Fun,” is one-half of Doc Walker, Dave Wasyliw.
Dorion’s previous release, “Sometimes I Drink,” was co-written with JUNO Award winner, Crystal Shawanda at her home in Nashville and produced by Chris Burke-Gaffney. It reached #12 on the country iTunes charts in its first week of release, stayed in the top 100 on the Canadian country music charts (TRAX) for 16 weeks and reached the #1 spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown.
Dorion is a proud member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. In June 2021, she hosted the Achimotak series with the Canadian Country Music Association and is an artist ambassador with the Downie Wenjack Foundation.
Connect with Desiree Dorion: https://www.desireedorion.com/