Young Galaxy‘s Catherine McCandless shared a rather revealing fact about the video for ‘Frontier’ in an e-mail; “I almost shot this video naked. It needed to be naked though, not me. I wanted a real, raw, and blasted out with light communication that didn’t have a plan behind it. We wrote the song ‘Frontier’ and realized that it was, and is the manifesto for this album.
“Down Time grew around it. ‘Frontier’ is the core and the data from which all the rest of the songs derive their meaning. It needed to be a stripped down signal coming in to a loved one. With a concept of intimate detail, high contrast, and work-like, utilitarian dress we shot a non-performance performance video featuring light, textures, bravery, and braun. I wanted to shoot a love letter that fortifies, works for change, and spills over in it’s celebration of the place of this love.”
McCandless directed, filmed and edited the video with rararacquiao.
The track is taken from the Montreal duo’s latest release Down Time, out on April 6. This marks the first truly independent release from McCandless and her bandmate/husband Stephen Ramsay.
The album was written with a sense of reinvention as they stepped away from the music industry and took control of their careers. Down Time sees Ramsay and McCandless tackling the topics of late period capitalism, the rise of nationalism and neoliberalism.