advertisement
FYI

Prism Prize Eligible Video: Mother Tongues - Let You Down

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 Toronto psych-pop combo. 

Prism Prize Eligible Video: Mother Tongues - Let You Down

By External Source

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 Toronto psych-pop combo. 


Mother Tongues - Let You Down

Mother Tongues is a psycho-pop group based in Toronto, ON. The group, composed of members Lukas Cheung, Charise Aragoza, Konrad Karczewkski, Nick Kervin, and Hannah Bussiere Kim, has been prominent in the Toronto music scene for over 5 years. They were brought together through their mutual love of everything from 60’s French pop, to break beats, kraut rock, and so much more.

advertisement

Their song Let You Down follows all the traditional workings of a pop song with a touch of nostalgia. The visuals, directed and produced by artist Boy Wonder, follow the same nostalgia-packed idea, with a twist. Everything seems normal at first glance, the band can be seen in different areas of a beautiful forest playing their instruments and singing along to the track. Until a militia-like group, start walking through the forest, Lukas Cheung is in a car having some pretty intimate moments with some dandelions, and drum catches on fire. 

The video plays into the song, as it starts off as one thing but finishes in the complete opposite direction, leaving the viewer wondering what will happen next.

Produced and Directed by Boy Wonder

Neil Doleman - AC

Additional footage by Laura Bower

Wardrobe by Brit Grayson 

advertisement
DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
@anmollium / Anmol Raina

DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

Chart Beat

Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

keep readingShow less
advertisement