The creepy-cool video for LeE HARVeY OsMOND's single, "Break Your Body Down," (from his new album, the Folk Sinner) is also a veritable who's who of Canadian rock talent, featuring Kathleen Edwards, Tim Gibbons and Tom Wilson. The song itself features Hawksley Workman.
The video is excerpted from director Ryan Furlong's Bravo short film, Dead Flowers, which marked Edwards's acting debut. The short film is interesting in its own right, but the narrative gets a bold makeover thanks to this music video.
Edwards plays a discontent housewife who arrives home to find her husband engaged in conversation with a young, attractive neighbour. From there, the tension mounts mercilessly, both in song and narrative.
Edwards adds to Osmond's macabre, lilting number, providing her character with a disconcertingly direct stare, a steely murderous glint behind her eyes. As she's sharpening a large knife, two drifters (Gibbons and Wilson) roll up in a dusty truck. They look like trouble, but Edwards's character more than holds her own, letting it be known quite quickly that this isn't the right house to try any funny business.
Suspenseful, taut and gorgeously shot, this short film helps bring a new richness to the song itself, which is already pretty fantastic on its own.
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