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Midnight Shine | Heart of Gold: Exclusive Video Premiere

The roots-rockers update a CanCon classic in their latest High Road video.

Midnight Shine bring a timely new sound to a timeless classic with their cover of Neil Young‘s Heart of Gold — and they’re premiering the video for the song exclusively on Tinnitist.

The latest single from the band’s third album High Road honours the heart and soul of the original folk-rock standard while taking it in a distinctly different direction by incorporating wailing Indigenous vocals, a tom tom-heavy backbeat, slide guitar in the bridge and a verse sung in Mushkegowuk Cree.

Photo by David McDonald

Like their previous video for I Need Angels — which premiered here in November and became one of our most-watched videos of 2018 — the clip was shot last fall at singer-guitarist Adrian Sutherland‘s remote home of Attawapiskat First Nation. A production crew of three traveled to the isolated Cree community in Northern Ontario with 14 cases of gear and one ambitious plan: Shooting two music videos in five days. Getting the job done in only four, they used the extra day to shoot this spontaneous, homespun video.

Check out Heart of Gold above and listen to the rest of High Road below: