I asked a bunch of pals if they'd let me film them in their element. Luckily a few said yes.
"Weird Love" is Cayley's debut LP and will be available on CD/LP/Digital in April 2016.
Videography: Dylan Howard
Concept/Video Edit: Cayley Thomas
In order of appearance:
Nasra Adem - Writer/Poet
Mike James - Motorcyle Mechanic/Musician
Bridget Jessome - Contemporary Dancer
Nic Mac - Hospitality Expert
Leith Brownridge - Skateboarder/Designer/Musician
Garrett Heath Kruger - Sailin On Food Truck/Musician
Carmen Joy Effa - Photographer/Teacher
Travis Champagne - Artist/Designer
Kassim - Restaurant Owner/Community Builder
Nik Kozub - Recording Engineer/Producer/Musician
Amber Prepchuk - Make Up Artist
Lauren Alston - Basketball Star/Hollaback Alberta Co-Director
Tasy Hudson - Drummer/Songwriter
Trevor McNeely - Guitar Shredder/Songwriter
Dylan Howard - Filmmaker
Beth and Meagan Dart - Multidisciplinary Creators
Todd Andrews - Bass Authority
Aaron Parker - Synth Expert
Michelle Bullee - Bicycle Mechanic
Troy Snaterse - Songwriter/Dreamboat
Tory Cullen - Jeweller
Steve Pirot - NextFest Boss Man
Skylar Maclise - Yogi Extraordinaire
CJ Rowein - Painter/Actor
Ken Thomas - Former Paralympic Athlete
Jeff Kynoch - Recording Engineer/Producer/Musician
Shea Connor - Hockey Enthusiast/Musician
Meagan Van Druten - Hair Wizard/Musician
Philip Muz - Crib Champion/Aviary Owner
Layne L’Heureux - Master Bowler/Musician
Justin Benson/Laine Cherkewick - Sandwich Royalty
Janna Stewart - Clothing Designer/Custom Denim Creator
Jamie North and Elissa Cook - All Around Awesome Human Beings
Murray Utas - Edmonton Fringe Festival Director
Edmonton songwriter Cayley Thomas is gearing up for the release of her debut LP Weird Love this spring, and to get you set for its arrival, We're proud to premiere the music video for leading single "What If/I Wish."
Shot by Dylan Howard and edited by Thomas herself, the clip celebrates people in the artist's community simply doing the things they love. From hockey players to motorcycle mechanics, yogis to clothing designers, the expressions of joy on each video participant are nothing short of genuine.
"It occurred to me that it would be really fun to film a bunch of people simply doing stuff they love," Thomas wrote in a Facebook post. "I wasn't sure if anyone would be into the idea but decided to give it a shot regardless. Five days, 37 participants and 468 cups of coffee later we ended up with a really beautiful snapshot of the community I feel so fortunate to be a part of."
Weird Love is set to arrive in April. For a taste of what to expect from Thomas' debut, watch the video for "What If/I Wish" in the player above.