TORONTO - When it came time for Braden Barrie to create a video for "Song of the Sparrow," the first single from SayWeCanFly's debut album Between The Roses, he knew it had to be just right to reflect the intense personal nature of the song.
Filmed on a snowy beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park in Picton, Ontario, Barrie endured freezing temperatures to capture the perfect images to complement the song's message.
"This is the story of a lost boy and his soul, searching for a happiness that is only found after experiencing all the pain of finding it," Barrie explained. "This video shoot may have been the coldest I've ever been in my life, but I'll always do everything I need to do for my art."
The mesmerizing clip follows Barrie as he portrays the lost boy on his journey to happiness. Shot by Benjamin Head and Nathan Pigeon of Reel Tang Films, the video was filmed in black and white with subtle hints of color.
"We were originally going to edit the footage to be black and white but one of the reasons I decided not to was because I loved the weird colors of the feathers in it," Barrie said. "I felt they were the focal point of the story and clearly symbolize the idea of transformation, and wanted to use them to give some life to the story."
"Song of the Sparrow" will debut on exclusively Alternative Press' website (www.altpress.com) today at noon EST and will also be added to MTV HITS!'s Fresh Faces block later this week.
"This is the first time I'm truly happy with the visual representation of one of my songs," said Barrie. "I took so much time writing the concept on my own, and I really enjoyed doing that for the first time. I'm so excited for everyone to see it, because I feel that it really pulls people into the strange world of Between The Roses and will get them ready for future videos and content."
Between The Roses was officially released on January 22 and debuted at #14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #5 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
SayWeCanFly is in the midst of a US promotional tour in support of Between The Roses.
SayWeCanFly live dates:
February 10, 2015 - The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PAFebruary 11, 2015 - The Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJFebruary 12, 2015 - Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PAFebruary 14, 2015 - The Roxy, Los Angeles, CAFebruary 15, 2015 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
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SAYWECANFLY CHARTS ON BILLBOARD'S HEATSEEKERS, FIRST VIDEO DEBUTS ON ALTERNATIVE PRESS AND MTV
TORONTO - Singer/songwriter Braden Barrie's SayWeCanFly made a huge impact with its debut, Between The Roses, debuting at #14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
Between The Roses also charted at #5 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
"This record is a huge part of me and to get such a positive response to it is simply incredible," Barrie said.
Alternative Press will exclusively debut the online video premiere for the first single, "Song of the Sparrow" on Monday, February 9 at noon EST via its website (www.altpress.com). @altpress
Following the AP debut, MTV HITS! will add "Song of the Sparrow" to its Fresh Faces block, which will air at 6 a.m. EST, 11 a.m. EST and 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 10, with re-airs that Friday at 9 a.m. EST, 5 p.m. EST and overnight at 1 a.m. EST. Fresh Faces is MTV Hits' spot for the unknowns, the just knowns and the ready to breaks. #FreshFaces @MTVHits
Barrie recently returned from the UK, where he performed a week-long live promotional tour to packed houses. SayWeCanFly will continue the run in the US in support of the album's release.
A major summer tour announcement will be made in early March.
SayWeCanFly dates are as follow:
February 7, 2015 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MAFebruary 8, 2015 - Webster Hall, New York, NYFebruary 10, 2015 - The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PAFebruary 11, 2015 - The Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJFebruary 12, 2015 - Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PAFebruary 14, 2015 - The Roxy, Los Angeles, CAFebruary 15, 2015 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
TORONTO - Alternative Press will exclusively debut "Song of the Sparrow," the first video from SayWeCanFly's Between The Roses, on Monday, February 9 at noon EST at www.altpress.com.
Officially released on January 22, Between The Roses, debuted at #14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #5 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Though Between The Roses is the first album from Braden Barrie, the heart and soul of SayWeCanFly, Barrie has already established a devoted following through his extensive social media presence and connection with fans.
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TORONTO - SayWeCanFly's debut full-length, Between The Roses, is officially available today for streaming on Spotify.
"It's amazing to know the album is finally released into the world," said Braden Barrie, the heart and soul behind SayWeCanFly. "I started working on the songs in December of 2013, and the whole journey from writing in my bedroom, having to record the album twice, all the way to working on the release plan has helped me grow so much as both a person and a musician."
At just 20 years old, Barrie's highly personal lyrics have connected deeply with young audiences around the world, offering a sense of hope, inspiration, and understanding, yet they possess a maturity far beyond his years.
"Every time I release a piece of music, it feels like I'm taking a step forward in my life and moving forward from the experiences I've captured in those songs," Barrie said. "This has taken over so much of my heart and soul over the past year and it feels like I'm about to share the biggest piece of my story yet. Knowing I have support from so many amazing people eases the feeling of vulnerability for me.Between The Rosestells the story of how love and pain have worked together to create the person I have become. This album means the world to me."
Barrie will take SayWeCanFly on the road next week, as he begins his first-ever UK tour beginning Monday, January 26. Following the UK dates, SayWeCanFly will return to America to hit some new cities in February.
SayWeCanFly Dates are as follow:
January 26, 2015 - o2 Academy 3 - Birmingham, EnglandJanuary 27, 2015 - Ruby Lounge - Manchester, EnglandJanuary 28, 2015 - o2 ABC 2 - Glasgow, ScotlandJanuary 30,02015 - o2 Academy Islington 2 - London, EnglandFebruary 7, 2015 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MAFebruary 8, 2015 - Webster Hall, New York, NYFebruary 10, 2015 - The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PAFebruary 11, 2015 - The Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJFebruary 12, 2015 - Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PAFebruary 14, 2015 - The Roxy, Los Angeles, CAFebruary 15, 2015 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
TORONTO - On the heels of a UK promotional tour, SayWeCanFly will return to the States for a run of live dates in support of the January 22 debut, Between The Roses.
"I'm getting super excited," said SayWeCanFly's Braden Barrie. "It will be nice to be in the USA again knowing I spent some time across the sea and have that under my belt, and can go to bed peacefully knowing I made some happy memories with those people. I really think it will make this next string of USA shows a lot better and stronger."
SayWeCanFly will hit major cities on the East and West Coasts, showcasing songs from the new album, as well as some older favorites. This tour will give Barrie an opportunity to play several legendary venues, such as Webster Hall in New York City and the Roxy in Los Angeles.
"The Valentine's Day show at the Roxy in LA is going to be very special to me," Barrie said. "Between The Roses is a journey through the heart and soul of a teenager, which means falling in love and having your heart broken, and I think Valentine's Day is the most suitable day of the year for anyone to hear these songs. I think all of them will be special for different reasons, but some of us are alone on Valentine's Day, and I know we can all forget about that at that show."
Between The Roses is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Fans who place pre-orders will have immediate access to two tracks from the album, "Song of the Sparrow" and "The Distance that Took You Away."
"I'm looking forward to meeting some of the people who have been waiting for years to see me play, and of course seeing the friends I've made on my past tours," said Barrie. "There are always brand new adventures to be had when I'm away from home, even if it's only for seven shows. I always end up making so many memories on the road, and I can't wait to see what those memories consist of this time!"
US live dates:
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