“Beats” Begonia

Begonia aka Alexa Dirks Has shared a new lyric video for “Beats” from Dirks, “is all of my self-doubt and self-confidence living together in a poppy little package. It’s all the voices in my head speaking at once. I get so worked up sometimes it can be hard to see things for what they really are. I think this song is basically saying that you can be deeply vulnerable and completely strong at the same time. It can seem confusing but sometimes you just have to feel all your feelings and then step back, take a deep breath and keep on going.” Recently, Begonia also released “The Light”, co-produced by Dirks with Marcus Paquin (Stars, The National), Matt Schellenberg (Royal Canoe), and Matt Peters (Royal Canoe), who also co-produced “Beats”. The two singles lead the way for more new music from Begonia in the near future.

The lyric video for “Beats” sees projections, live-action, and animation layered together by multidisciplinary designers Jadyn Klassen and Nick Luchak, working under the moniker TGFS (an unofficial conglomerate and acronym for the name of the vacated Tropical General Food Supply store in which the two of them once shared a studio space.) “There were a lot of moving parts in putting together the video that all worked quite well together,” says TGFS. “We were given the chance to run wild with layout and type, treating every phrase like its own poster. At the end of the day, we wanted to make a lyric video that was engaging, playful, and resonated with Begonia’s sensibility: dreamy, casual, colourful, and glamorous.”

Begonia
Live Dates

2/5 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square *
2/6 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Theatre *
2/7 – Hamilton, ON – New Vision Church *
2/8 – London, ON – London Music Hall *
2/9 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix *
3/21 – St Catharines, ON – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
3/22 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Cafe
3/23 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
3/24 – New York, NY – TBD
3/25 – Boston, MA – TBD
3/26 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti

* The Longest Road Tour with Terra Lightfoot and Lindi Ortega