(If you like: Dan Mangan, Half Moon Run, Dawes)
Victoria, B.C. singer-songwriter Sam Weber and his band released their latest album Valentina Nevada last Friday. From the sophomore collection comes the lead single “Anybodys'”, a warm-spirited Americana rock tune that features the 23-year old making the most of his guitar, rugged voice, and jangling piano.
To accompany the single, Weber has shared the nostalgic music video that features Canadian “BodyBreak” icons Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod. Anyone who grew up in the ’90s will remember the upbeat pair, and now some-twenty years later, they’ve been transformed into Russian mobsters – running after Johnson’s famous moustache. He explains:
“When we were asked to participate in Sam Weber’s music video, our first reaction was that we liked Sam’s song, but being in a music video, I don’t think so. After hearing [director] Dan Code’s idea, we thought, why not? It’s always good to support Canadian talent, do things outside your comfort zone, experience something new, not take yourself too seriously and have some fun. In fact, over the 28 years of BodyBreak, my moustache has had a life of its own. Canadians even voted on whether or not I should keep it or lose it. It was a stalemate. Therefore, the whole premise of the music video just added another story to this moustache’s life. Couple that with being able to poke fun at our BodyBreak persona took it to another level. We absolutely loved the tattoos of ‘Keep Fit Have Fun’ on our knuckles, and Joanne’s big hair, headband and make up had that 90’s feel to it. Working with Dan, the crew and the other performers in the video was a real pleasure. Our 17-year-old daughter still doesn’t think we’re cool, but almost.”
Enjoy the slick, summer tune below, and laugh along to the music video. You can get your copy of Valentina Nevada through his website.