A day off in London last month turned out to be a creative opportunity for Grand Canyon -- yielding the energetic video for its new track,"Yesterday's News," premiering exclusively below.
The California troupe's Casey Shea tells Billboard that the sextet -- which he formed with singer-songwriter Amy Wilcox -- was about to play a London show, as he and guitarist Joe Guese were hanging out at a friend's apartment. Knowing they needed a video for the song — the title track to their Aug. 2 EP — they wondered "is there anything we can do while we're here in London that could constitute a music video?" They decided to take a walk, with Guese manning his iPhone as Shea strutted his stuff out on the streets.
"I had my phone in my back pocket, blasting the song, and just sort of cruised down the streets of Brixton," Shea recalls. "I probably looked like an idiot singing the song at full blast. We finished on Electric Avenue and I went over to Joe and said, 'How'd it turn out?' We watched it back, and it was perfect. The whole thing probably took 30 minutes, from the beginning of the idea to exporting the finished video from my phone.