CARAS The Juno Awards catch a lot of heat for being too predictable and too…
- Posted on Feb 19th 2011 1:00PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"I'm a big Hank Williams fan," she tells Spinner. "'Ramblin' Man' is one I've jammed out for years with the Beauties, usually around 1AM, at the local bar, the Dakota Tavern."
And the concept for the music video that accompanies the third track off of 'Serena Ryder and the Beauties' (produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew) is just as pleasantly to-the-point.
Playing on the chatty title, director Hill Kourkoutis enlists a motley crew with the gift of gab to bring her vision to life.
From the bespectacled indie rock girl to the sauve guy sporting a fedora and pretty girl with painted red lips (don't be fooled, that's not actually Ryder, as in her videos for 'No Air' and 'The Funeral,' the songbird has opted to let actors take the limelight), these characters that take a turn singing along to Williams' well-worn lyrics.
"'Ramblin' Man' explores duality and the things we wish to say but would naturally attempt to suppress during a conversation in a very tongue-and-cheek manner," says Kourkoutis. "It is the most playful video of the lot, aiming to show a vast array of the various ways people act and react in confrontational moments."