By Regina Sienra
Grand Analog’s new video is a love letter to Toronto. To be more specific, it is a shout out to the colourful and always bubbling neighbourhood of Kensington Market. It features “Love Is a Battlefield”, a tune soaked in reggae elements that enhance the hip hop craft, reminding us why this band is a key figure in the Canadian hip hop scene. This song will be on their upcoming EP, which will be out in the fall.
“’Love Is A Battlefield’ is a song I wrote about the city itself, and one’s love and hate relationship with that city,” said frontman Odario Williams to Clash, who premiered the video. “Most dream chasers fall in love with a city before migrating to it, then find themselves fighting to maintain that adoration as adversity, everyday struggle and the inevitable heartbreak takes toll.”
Williams, who has been a fan of old Western movies, wanted the video for “Love Is a Battlefield” to reflect the inner city, and found Kensington Market to be perfect for this. The video was directed by Toronto photographer Jason Cipparrone.
Check out the video for “Love Is a Battlefield” below: