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WATCH: Ken Yates, “Honest Light” (Feat. Caroline Marie Brooks)

Jun 2, 2022

WATCH: Ken Yates,

Artist: Ken Yates
Hometown: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Song: “Honest Light”
Album: Cerulean
Release Date: June 3, 2022
Record Label: Soundly Music

In Their Words: “There’s a certain kind of light during ‘golden hour’ when the sun comes through your window and suddenly everything looks different. You notice the dust on your table, the dirt on your floor, the crumbs on your counter. I tried to capture that moment in song form. For a long time I only had the line, ‘Life is like a cheap wine, it don’t get any better with time,’ and I kind of built the song slowly around that one line. Our idea for the video was to capture a dark-versus-light theme between the verses and the chorus. We filmed in multiple locations around the Collingwood area, including an abandoned drive-in right at dawn. Co-producer and editor Nick Marinelli distorted a few of the frames, which really helped to capture the dizzy, anxiousness of this song. I wanted it to feel like I was moving in and out of this warped reality in the verses, then grounding myself in the darkness of the choruses.” — Ken Yates


Photo Credit: Jen Squires

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