Hi Apricity, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi and thank you for having me. I’m hanging in there, adjusting to the new normal!
You have just released your debut single “All My Lies? Can you tell us about the song?
The song was written by Keith Varon who just co-wrote and produced a song that went #1 on Billboard. The song has a raw feel to it. It is an unsettling view from one side of a relationship. The lyrics are haunting and I believe many people can associate with them, past or present.
What can you tell us about the experience behind shooting the music video for “All My Lies”? Any interesting behind the scenes stories?
The video shoot was an amazing experience. Not only was it my first experience shooting a music video, but the location was so incredible. It was a Century Home called the Lucas Family Homestead at Country Heritage Park in Milton. It is said to be haunted! It was built between 1835-1840 and had 14 people living in it. The day we shot the video we had 40+ people on set. We shot all day and into the night, wrapping at around 3:00 AM and a lot of us had some spooky feelings at some points. At one point we felt a slight wind blow through the room, but there were no windows or doors open.
What can you tell us about the recording process for the single?
When working on new music there is always a slight fear factor, but I was lucky to team up with platinum awarded and Juno nominated producer Thomas Mckay of Exeter Studios, and Juno award-winning engineer Vic Florencia to bring the track to life.
Thomas put me at ease, made me laugh, but was a drill sergeant at the same time, always pushing me to give my best performance. There were hours spent back and forth working on ideas for the song and getting everything to fit. And needless to say, we were both very happy with the finished product.
What role does Canada play in your music?
First and foremost, I am a proud Canadian artist and will always endeavor to represent Canada on the world stage in the best way I can. Canadian artists have a stellar reputation worldwide. I also picked my stage name, Apricity, with Canada in mind. It’s an old English word meaning basking in the sun in the winter.
How have female artists like Alanis Morrissette and Shirley Manson influenced you as an artist?
Both Alanis and Shirley are spirited and gutsy while keeping it feminine! As an artist, I want to follow their lead while bringing my own unique twist.
Can expect new material from you soon?
Absolutely. There are some logistical challenges due to the pandemic, but I hope to have new material out by Spring 2021.
What else is happening next in Apricity’s world?
Other than working on new material I also hope I can tour at some point once it’s safe again. Winter is coming so it’s the perfect time to stay focused on recording.