Today’s the day for Toronto quartet Casper Skulls: Their debut LP is arriving on hometown label Buzz Records (Dilly Dally, Weaves), showcasing 11 polished indie rock songs crafted by a pair of songwriters. The lyrics and choruses of Neil Bednis and Melanie St. Pierre are hard at work throughout Mercy Works; bands with two excellent frontpeople --they’re a rare treat indeed.
For their latest video, Casper Skulls focus on the work of St. Pierre. It’s her track “Lingua Franca” that’s come to live in this cinematic release-day video, premiering via Billboard.
"'Lingua franca by definition is a common language spoken between two people who's native languages are different,” she tells Billboard. “Communication is the cause of a lot of friction in relationships and often once the communication is lost so is the bond between people. I think when we were working on the song we wanted it to sound different depending on the listener. I think it can be heard as both a breakup song or a song about the grey areas in a relationship.”