Ottawa folk troubadour Claude Munson is almost ready to release his new album, titled The Silence Came After.’ Although it has been six years since his full-length debut and the Storm Outside came out, we’re more than excited to share the first video and single off the upcoming LP, which is the song “Saluted by the Light Outside.”
The video suits Munson’s sound and aesthetic to perfection—it’s earthy, intimate, harmonious, and invokes emotive imagery and textures. The video was directed, filmed, and edited by Alexis Zeville and filmed in Québec’s mystical Laurentians. It captures shots of light and smoke breaking trough the trees, nature, and walks in the wood. There is a simplicity to it, and the contemplative story effectively underlines the song’s narrative.
If you’re chomping at the bits to hear some new tracks played live in advance of the release, be sure to see Claude Munson at Megaphono Festival on Friday, February 9th at Irene’s Pub. He’ll be headlining the show, and starting around midnight.
Munson’s sophomore album The Silence Came After will be released on Record Centre Records on May 19th, 2018, with a show at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage. Watch the exclusive premiere of “Saluted by the Light Outside” below.