From Video of the Week… to Video of the Year! The PepTides’ official music video for “Invaders”—our pick for VOTW in the week of April 20, 2020—has gone on to win Video of the Year laurels at the Capital Music Awards.
Video of the Year 📹 Vidéo de l’Année
— OMIC/CIMO (@OttawaMIC) May 8, 2021
Produced by The PepTides’ DeeDee Butters, and directed and edited by Aaron DeSilva, the “Invaders” video is an amazing visual work on top of the band’s tight and catchy song. Using drones and handheld cameras, the team captured aerial shots and great close-ups from inside one of Ontario’s largest and oldest “iron and steel recycling facilities” (nice way of saying: a dump). The location is what gives this video treatment such a unique vibe.
The PepTides wrote “Invaders” as a commentary on “the impact the human race is having on the earth,” says the band’s lyricist Claude MarQuis. “We feel strongly that this video is a great way to address some of the greater issues we’re currently facing. The human race, fragile as it is, has a heavy impact on the earth. But just like in the music video, people are still finding away to party, celebrate, and dance in this new world we’re facing.”