Halifax indie-rock quintet Hillsburn are set to unveil a video for the Motown-inspired ‘Sun Ought To Shine,’ from their recently released second album, The Wilder Beyond. Purchase the album HERE. The ballad’s soaring vocals form a dramatic backdrop for the video’s storyline, which follows singer Rosanna Burrill as she struggles with but eventually comes to terms with a breakup. Watch video HERE. The band are currently finishing up their UK tour and just announced some additional Canadian tour dates this summer.
“‘Sun Ought To Shine’ is about unrequited love,” says singer/guitarist Paul Aarntzen, who wrote the song and also shot and directed the video. “An older person is reflecting on a relationship that ended a long time ago, singing the chorus both to her former partner and to herself. She’s saying: you’re a good person, you deserve love and kindness and good things, but you won’t always get them, and that’s OK.”
The video and song both develop the idea that who we are is really a collection of memories. Loves, triumphs, and tragedies all leave their imprints, and how we relate to them changes with time. As Aarntzen puts it in the lyrics, “Memory’s the vessel, time is just a sail.”
Hillsburn features Paul Aarntzen (vox/guitar), Rosanna Burrill (vox/violin), Clayton Burrill (vox/guitar), Jackson Fairfax-Perry (piano/keys) and Clare Macdonald (percussion). For more information on Hillsburn, visit: http://www.hillsburn.com/