VIDEO PREMIERE: Opal Canyon Brings Mystifying Laurel Canyon Charm On “Worried Bird”

It’s mystifying that the lush and ocean-side tranquil environs of Cape Cod, Massachusetts haven’t sprung open more stalwart musical acts. Opal Canyon is working to change that, as their fruitful roots rock. Graced with adoring vocals and tightly rapped rhythmics, Opal Canyon recalls the righteous harmonics of Lake Street Dive and 10,000 Maniacs.

Helmed by the husband and wife team of singer and songwriter Debra DeMuth and singer, guitarist and songwriter Dave Houghton, Opal Canyon will be releasing their new album Tomorrow to the Sea on April 8th. A fitting name for their oceanic vibe, that showcases a classic Americana vibe atop sepia and weather-worn tones.

Notably, Opal Canyon sought out producer Jon Evans to oversee the new album. Evans was recommended to DeMuth by mentor Tanya Donelly, of Belly and Throwing Muses fame. Evans’ resume includes work behind the board with Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, and Ben Folds, to name but a few. “We wanted to create a combination of space in the recording and have the up-tempo songs feel like fun,” Evans explains. “We wanted the ballads to be as wide open as possible…like you’re looking across the sea.”

Glide is premiering the video for “Worried Bird,” filmed at the Mary Heaton Vorse House in Provincetown, the clip was directed by documentarian Michael Cestaro, of Up Above Creative, who’s known for “White Space”, a moving look at the experiences of women of color growing up on Cape Cod.

“There was definitely some synchronicity at play in the creation of the Worried Bird video. The song lyrics were inspired in part by one of my favorite poets, Mary Oliver. She has a gift for using nature to relate to the human experience. She lived in Provincetown which is where the video was shot. The particular location we chose, the Mary Heaton Vorse House, is a historic landmark that pays homage to Provincetown’s rich community of artists past and present. Today, it is a living gallery restored by designer Ken Fulk. Our producer/director, Cape native, Michael Cestaro, has worked extensively in Provincetown filming short films and he had the idea of using the house as our canvas. The goal was to create scenes that felt like portraits while also showcasing the artwork around us; a gallery within a gallery. We are really proud of the song and the video and we hope that all the artists that inspired us would feel the same.”

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