Edited by Lara Mrkoci
Featuring footage from Sleeping Giant
Directed by Andrew Cividino, DOP James Klopko
Featuring apperances by Nick Serino, Jackson Martin, Reece Moffett & Katelyn McKerracher
Don't Wake The Giant
Performed by Bruce Peninsula
Written by Neil Haverty, Misha Bower, Matt Cully (SOCAN)
Recorded by Leon Taheny & Alex Gamble at Union Sound Company and Baldwin Street Sound in Toronto, ON
Orchestral percussion recorded by Kirk Starkey at Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, ON
Performers: Misha Bower (voice), Isla Craig (voice), Matt Cully (voice, guitar), Martha Farquhar-McDonnell (voice), Neil Haverty (voice, percussion), Ivy Mairi (voice), Steve Mckay (percussion), Leon Taheny (percussion), Kari Peddle (voice), Mika Posen (viola), James Vandewater (voice), Andrew Cividino (voice), Chris Thornborrow (voice), Angela Schwarzkopf, (harp), Sharon Lee (violin), Suhashini Arulanandam (violin), Brenna Mclane (Viola), Jennier Moersch (cello), Erin Macleod (double bass)
Since 2006, Bruce Peninsula has created a strange mix of Southern gospel, Western folk, blues and progressive rock, resulting in a style often praised for it’s “genre-less” qualities. Bruce Peninsula are a large ensemble from Toronto who believe in singing from the gut and letting the rhythm lead. BP has publicly laid low in recent years, but have remained active in the film composing community (most recently with 2015 success story Sleeping Giant) and with myriad satellite acts and solo projects (including The Weather Station, Eons, Snowblink and more).
After first having the music premiered in teen drama Sleeping Giant, Toronto's Bruce Peninsula have unveiled a full-length version of their theme to the film. To celebrate, they've cued up the tune with some youthful visuals.
The band's "Don't Wake the Giant" is a spirited piece full of echoing percussion, thick and hearty Southern choir harmonies, and rustic strums. The video places the tune alongside visuals of kids looking to stave off boredom. You'll see teens in weed leaf-covered tank tops biking by rail yards, popping off fireworks late at night, and taking off on exhilarating, cliff diving adventures.