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2022 Prism Prize Eligible Video: Mustafa - The Hearse

The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from an acclaimed Toronto-based artist and poet.

2022 Prism Prize Eligible Video: Mustafa - The Hearse

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The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from an acclaimed Toronto-based artist and poet. 


Mustafa - The Hearse

Toronto-born Mustafa, also known as Mustafa the Poet is a multidisciplinary artist who has burst onto the music scene both locally and internationally. His ascent in Canada has most recently been recognized by his two Juno award nominations, for Best Songwriter and Best Alternative Album. He is not just a singer, however, but also a filmmaker, poet. and songwriter, all titles that can be applied to The Hearse.

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Mustafa co-directed the video for The Hearse and knowing this makes the song all the more personal and emotional. The video is simple and short but the point is to showcase those around Mustafa and his community. On the surface, it may seem like it’s just Mustafa hanging out with his friends but it builds a sense of camaraderie. This camaraderie then feels threatened due to the themes of loss, love and violence in the song's lyrics. 

These are Mustafa’s loved ones and his family, and he doesn’t want to see any of them taken away before their time. The Hearse is a testament to the efficacy of simplicity in creating a feeling in the viewer, and the emotion in Mustafa’s voice is the perfect companion for a video like this one. 

 

Credits:

Directed by Mustafa & King Bee

Edited by Nick Yumal

Colour by Clinton Homuth

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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