“You Would Have To Lose Your Mind” The Barr Brothers

In a small house on the remote coast of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Quebec, a dancer goes wild – exploring every inch of the space, up, down, around, through rooms and on top of furniture, using uninhibited, improvised movement to reach a devastating emotional climax. This is “You Would Have to Lose Your Mind,” the evocative second video from the Barr Brothers’ latest release Queens of the Breakers out now via Secret City Records.

Contemporary dancer Brittney Canda is the perfect complement to the Barr Brothers’ soaring sound and yearning lyrics. Filmed partially on a Super 8 by frequent Barrs collaborator Vincent René Lortie, the video captures a woman trying to convey what words and even music cannot say. Vocalist and guitarist Brad Barr explains, “This was a fun video to make…[we invited] our friend Brittney to inhabit Vernon Dow’s prismatic old farmhouse in the Gaspé Peninsula for 4 days until she went bat-shit crazy… Hats off to Brittney for taking it way further than anyone had anticipated. You can really feel the moment when she capitulates and makes the transformation from sweet girl on vacation to blood-thirsty demogorgon capable of unspeakable things.”

February 1 – London, UK @ Union Chapel [ SOLD-OUT ]
February 2 – Paris, France @ Le Pop Up du Label [ SOLD-OUT ]
February 9 – Terrebonne, Canada @ Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
February 15 – L’assomption, Canada @ Théâtre Hector-Charland
February 16 – Drummondville, Canada @ Maison des Arts Drummondville
February 17 – Sherbrooke, Canada @ Théâtre Granada
February 18 – Saint-Eustache, Canada @ Le Zénith
February 20 – Laval, Canada @ Salle André-Mathieu
February 21 – Saint-Jérôme, Canada @ Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
February 22 – Gatineau, Canada @ Théâtre du Musée Canadien d’Histoire [SOLD-OUT ]
February 23 – Quebec, Canada @ Imperial Bell
February 24 – Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada @ Centre des arts Juliette Lassonde