Local band Violentene (made up of multi-instrumentalist Roland M. and vocalist MvriJo) just dropped a new video for their latest single “Delusions,” a self-described “intense, beat-driven” slice of ’80s-inflected synthpop that’s perfect for a nighttime drive, with dreamy yet urgent vocals floating over the thumping bass, layered synths, and zingy electric guitar. It’s a whole mood and I am into it.
The video is a trippy, choppy ride around Ottawa at night, using photonegative and hyper-colour effects over moody shots of the sun setting over the 417 interspersed with clips of downtown streets, the path along the canal, the Chinatown gate, and what feels like a headfirst dive down the circular stairwell from the Mackenzie King Bridge to water level. Oh, and the band hanging out in this parking garage that I can’t place but have totally been inside. (Bayshore? TD Place?)
Watch the video for “Delusions” in the player below.
Hear more from Violentene on their Bandcamp page.