This beautifully produced video is full of engaging details and will have you hooked from the moment ‘the man’ opens his apartment door and walks into a lounge located in the woods. The song feels rhythmic, urgent and fresh and features absorbing sonic layers and a lovely vocal melody. The Weather Station is the musical project of Tamara Lindeman, who also produced and directed the accompanying video. Lindeman describes the song as: “…reaching out to someone; a specific person, or maybe every person, who is tamping down their wildest and most passionate self in service of some self (and world?) destructive order.” Of the visuals, she says: “The video portrays a person who is beset by miracles and visions of beauty, which emanate from inside of and all around him, but rather than reacting with awe or joy, he reacts with annoyance, indifference, and mistrust. We are taught not to see the natural world that we still live in, preferring instead to dwell on the artificial, which is so often a poor substitute for the vibrant real. Flowers really do rise up from mud, and many of us are full of treasures and beauty, but we often discount these things or throw them away.” The concept is brilliantly realised.
‘Tried to Tell You’ is taken from forthcoming album ‘Ignorance’, which is due on 5th February 2021. The band’s fifth album takes the Canadian folk-group in a new direction. Lindeman wrote on keyboards rather the guitar for the first time and experimented with a new song-writing approach, fleshing out arrangements before working on them with the band. The result is captivating. Check it out.