Yesterday saw the release of Woodpigeon‘s new 10-track EP Devastating, a collection of b-sides, demos, and remixes from his 2016 album TROUBLE.
Mark Andrew Hamilton’s videos could almost represent pins on a world map, a reflection of his nomadic lifestyle – Last year we had the pleasure of premiering the video for ‘Whole Body Shakes’, this was filmed in the mountains of Iceland and a warehouse office space in Vancouver. His video for Fence was filmed in Guanajuato, Mexico, on Day of the Dead (2015) by Tyler McGrath. His latest, Devastating, was filmed by Lorenz Tröbinger in Vienna which you can watch below:
Maybe he’s finally finding a place called home as he told Facebook followers I love being a “Montréaler / Montréalais”:
I once wrote a song that ended with the lines, “I’ve lived a lot of places / but none are mine,” and those words have always kind of stuck with me since I first put them to paper around 2008. I never felt the right to call myself an Edinburgher, Brightonian, Vancouverite or Viennese as much as I may have felt at home in each of those cities at some point in time. Proclaiming myself a Calgarian never really felt good coming out of my mouth either – perhaps because in my mind to declare a civic identity is to also declare some permanence, and as much as I feel connected to the city of my birth, it’s not somewhere I particularly want to live in.
Since I made the move to Montréal I haven’t felt any of that hesitation for a moment. I love this city and I love this video – and I love that I get to further explore, talk about and write about Montréal as a job here. I love being a Montréaler / Montréalais and as far as I can see, I’ve found the right place for me.
Devastating is out today. Order it via Bandcamp here: https://woodpigeon.bandcamp.com/album/devastating-2