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Prism Prize Eligible Video: Jonathan Roy - Lost

The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the prize, including this one from a popular Montreal pop-rock artist.

Prism Prize Eligible Video: Jonathan Roy - Lost

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The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the prize, including this one from a popular Montreal pop-rock artist.


Jonathan Roy - Lost

Jonathan Roy is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter, and son of famed NHL goalie Patrick Roy. But don’t get confused by that, as Jonathan is a musician through and through. Influenced by his mother’s piano playing, Roy took a liking to music at an early age, starting with poetry when he was 13 or 14 years old, and he began turning that poetry into music at around 16. 

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Roy pulls his inspiration from the basic things in life that surround him; the universal, the unique, and sometimes the random. He uses these things within his process to create something beautiful and moving. The same can be said about his single and video for Lost.

Directed by Samuel Gauthier and shot in the Magdalen Islands, this cinematic video opens up to Roy in a group therapy session. When it’s his turn to speak we see Roy disassociate from the group and is now sitting on top of a mountain, staring at a red door. Throughout the video you see Roy fighting within himself, he’s lost and can’t seem to find his way back to what he knows. 

“Many of us have been lost in our lives, and some more than once. It’s a terrifying thing to encounter and some of us have to go through it alone,” he shares. “The feeling of emptiness, confusion and not knowing what road to take really takes a toll on you. Everything seems to be falling apart around you and the walls that kept you safe are crumbling down. I wrote this song about a friend of mine who I helped get into rehab. I couldn’t let him keep going down the dark road he was on so I had to call an intervention. I had no idea how he would take it and was afraid of losing his friendship, but that night turned out to be one of the most important and life-changing moments of both our lives.  This song is for anyone who’s lost and for the ones that have helped others find their way.”

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Directed by: Samuel Gauthier

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