GreenWing see Dead Friends in the mirror in their raucous new live-performance video — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Shot on the fly this spring in the mysterious expanse that exists within the halls of Red Deer’s Communal Creative Studios, the Dead Friends clip takes you back to the glory days of public-access TV, complete with hyperactive camera work, videotape-style picture noise and scratches, and psychedelic green-screen production. It’s the perfect complement to the Saskatoon rockers’ rough-and-tumble performance of the track from their latest album Late Bloomer — a ’90s-style guitar rocker song that pulls no musical or lyrical punches as it confronts hard truths about chasing dreams and the unseen toll it takes on relationships:
“Saw the pictures from your wedding
Walking down the aisle with a girl I’ve never seen before
Yeah she’s calling you her partner
I guess we lost touch when I spent five years touring coast to coast
It was me and I didn’t even know
Sometimes you just got to let go.”
For GreenWing, those dreams began with their formation in 2021. Their early days saw them living through Covid lockdowns and the harsh Saskatchewan winter while finding sanity through collaborating on a collection of songs and the hopes of one day returning to stages and touring. The band’s debut album Late Bloomer is anchored by driving rhythms and topped with pop-laden hooks. Reminiscent of the punk and post-rock they grew up listening to, the band interweave themes of self-reflection, grief and a newfound sense of self into a crushing wall of sound.
Once lockdowns lifted, GreenWing quickly made a name for themselves with tour dates that featured their signature singalong hooks, infectious driving energy and chaotic stage presence. In short order, the band were enlisted for opening gigs for the likes of Three Days Grace, Mom Jeans, Reignwolf, Daniel Romano, The Dirty Nil and Single Mothers, in addition to garnering multiple nominations and making multiple best-of lists.