Check out the latest single from Juno Award-winning Toronto-based band Good Lovelies. The trio consists of Caroline Marie Brooks, Kerri Ough and Susan Passmore and together their harmony vocals, fine songcraft and ear for an engaging melody make for a delightful song – ‘Young at Heart’ is a warm, bright burst of musical joy. Beautifully arranged, the layers of instrumentation and harmonies have a lushness that lightens the heart. With all of life’s challenges and barriers, this song is a hymn for hopefulness and positivity. Brooks says of the song: “It’s about learning to let go by finding the kid within, dancing in the kitchen or riding the mattress down the stairs with a squeal of laughter. We repeat ‘I am young at heart’ over and over because we want to remember to feel it and never lose our grip on how good it is to feel young.”
Directed by Simon Paluck and featuring dancer Jillian Peever, the video captures perfectly the essence and spirit of the song. Indeed, ‘Young at Heart’ makes you want to dance and that is central to the visual and the story it tells. Brooks continues: “The gentle bloom of this song is perfectly bookended by Jillian dancing in the kitchen all alone and joining a full blown backyard concert party with bubbles!” The video was filmed in Toronto with help from family and friends and stays in the memory thanks to the way Peever dances with such freedom and grace before the poignant ending.
The song is taken from the Lovelies’ fifth full studio album, ‘We Will Never Be The Same’, due for release on 6th October. It’s a collection of songs that explore what it means to start a new phase in life. While waiting for the new record, lose yourself in this single and remember to feel young again. Enjoy.