Official video for 'Lay It On Me' from Peter Katz's latest album 'We Are The Reckoning'
Video by: Christopher Mills, Number Four Films inc.
Note from Peter:
I wrote this song (alongside Karen Kosowski and Sophie Delila) originally with one person in mind, but it has come to bring up so many people in my heart every time I sing it. From watching the people I love get sick and pass away, to working with young people struggling to find their place in the world, to watching friends struggle under the weight of life, that feeling of wanting to bear the burden for someone you love is a recurring one in me. The timing of this video feels just right for me at this point in my life, sometimes the art is one step ahead.
Note from Director Christopher Mills:
PETER KATZ - LAY IT ON ME casts flowers as the kind of feelings that come with navigating the sometimes bumpy road of relationships.
Sometimes falling into one another - sometimes breathing next to one another, sometimes neglected, and sometimes completely shattered, the flowers play out the role of the fragile importance of communicating with one another when we are vulnerable.
For anyone who might be suffering from Depression, or Anxiety, or Loss in their lives, remember the Friends who have said, LAY IT ON ME to you.
Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the Ontario Music Fund. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's private radio broadcasters.
The beautifully produced video is filled with intimate, manipulated shots of Peter through images of natural scenery.
We Are The Reckoning is a striking new collection of 11 original songs from JUNO nominated singer-songwriter Peter Katz. After 3 successful national and international tours in support of his 2012 release, Still Mind Still, Peter spent the better part of the past 2 years writing and collaborating with an impressive list of co-writers in Los Angeles, London, and at home in Toronto. Peter's hard work paid off when he attracted the attention of co-producers Royal Wood (multiple JUNO-award nominee) and Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Cary Brothers), who signed on to help him turn those songs into Peter's most sonically rich album to date.