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Prism Prize Video: Harrison ft. Ralph - Your Girl

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile the nominated videos, including this one that pairs an up and coming Toronto producer ( Harrison pictured) and a popular vocalist. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.

Prism Prize Video: Harrison ft. Ralph - Your Girl

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The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded last month to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile the nominated videos, including this one that pairs an up and coming Toronto producer and a popular vocalist. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.


Harrison ft. Ralph - Your Girl

For the video for “Your Girl,” it seems that we have the talking can from Wet Hot American Summer to thank for the inspiration.

The video begins in a living room, introducing us to a man sitting on his couch, as he somewhat longingly looks to the empty seat beside him. He cracks open his first can of “Ralph Light” beer and lights up his “Langley Filtered” cigarette - the start to his inevitable hallucinatory spiral, as other inanimate objects begin to interact with him throughout the video.

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Harrison teams up with the directorial duo, Ft. Langley, to create the visual for his infectious single, featuring singer, Ralph. To counter the upbeat tone of the song, Harrison requested something with a little bit of edge. And what results is the team taking us on a vivid, pseudo-hallucinatory journey - a journey that is rife with Harrison-branded product placement, an apt ode to society’s habit of over-consumption and a literal personification of using vices as self-medicating.

 

Credits:

Director: Ft. Langley 

Cinematography: OPD Brooks

Producer: William Wilkinson

Actor: Doug Paton

1AC: Molly McKinnon

2AC: Neal Granger

Key Grip: Tim Wilkinson

Best Boy: Connor Head

Prop Maker: David Hrycun

Costumes: Leta Cushing-Woodcock

Makeup: Felicity Baker

Puppeteer: William Wilkinson

 

 

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The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Beyoncé Country Hit A Win For Canadian Songwriters

Also in this week's roundup of industry news: Kayla Diamond launches her own boutique imprint, SOCAN names an ombudsman, and time's running out for noms for this year's Rosalie Award honouring trailblazing women in broadcasting.

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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