Today, Mav Karlo (AKA Menno Versteeg of Hollerado) shares the video for “Strangers Like Us,” the title-track taken from his debut record, out now on Royal Mountain Records. Directed and Animated by Anne Douris, it’s a perfect example of Versteeg’s poetic lyricism as he tells the story of a couple falling out of sync, finding themselves at sea from their once rock-solid foundation. It’s a story as old as time or as Versteeg puts it: “This song has been written a million times before and will continue to be written by cockroaches and jellyfish, long after humans are extinct.”
Today also marks the beginning of Versteeg’s aptly-named “I drove here and slept in my car and only peed on the side of the road and quarantined for two weeks, oh and the shows are all socially distanced” tour of Canada’s “Atlantic Bubble,” beginning in Charlottetown, PEI, and further hitting Halifax, St. John’s, Newport, Fredericton, Moncton and Sydney. Tickets are available here.