Frontperson, the musical collaboration between Kathryn Calder (vocalist and keyboardist for The New Pornographers) and Mark Andrew Hamilton (AKA Woodpigeon) have announced that their sophomore album, Parade will be released on April 29, 2022 digitally and on limited edition CD and LP via Oscar St. Records. With the album’s announcement comes the release of the first single, the propulsive title track, accompanied by a delightful video with Sky Dancers standing in for the duo. Watch the video, directed by Frontperson’s Mark Andrew Hamilton joined by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi, now below.
Hamilton shares: “During lockdown, we racked our brains as to how to make a video to represent our connection and collaboration while locked down far away from one another. One day I drove past a half-inflated Sky Dancer outside of a weed shop covered in Cannabis leaf camouflage with a joint hanging out of its mouth, laying across a car roof in the parking lot with only its arm waving in the wind and had a eureka moment: the narrators in the song would become a pair of Sky Dancers. I found a couple in Longueuil , Québec with a garage of Sky Dancers for rent (the woman even dressed like one when I went to pick them up) and Ramin and I raced around the city letting them dance in alleyways, on rooftops and even out of bedroom windows.”