Wake Island
Montreal project returns...

Wake Island caught our attention with a vital performance at The Great Escape a few years back.

Potent, at times indefinable, the project has lingered on our radar since then, each new release offering a flurry of ideas.

Recent cut 'We Said Yes' is a teasing, open-ended return, the pulsating electronics set against some sighing, powerful vocals.

The video was shot in Beirut, and it plays with common preconceptions of Middle East life within Western media and broader society.

Moving through the streets, the camera stops on different people, the up-close intimacy removing any preconceptions the viewer might have.

It's an interesting clip, wonderfully stylised yet also making its point clear in a striking yet unpretentious manner.

A suitably fine way to open 2019, you can watch 'We Said Yes' below.

Catch Wake Island performing live with 47Soul in Toronto and Ottawa on January 11th and 12th.

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