Bodywash – Massif Central [Music Video]

Today the Montreal band Bodywash dropped the music video for Massif Central.
The second single is their upcoming album I Held the Shape While I Could which comes out on April 14, 2023 via Light Organ Records.
A dreamy synth-pop rock shoegaze British with and touch of Montreal vibe.

About the track by Bodywash:
On lead single “Massif Central”, stark guitars and relentless drums accompany Steward’s whispered vocals as he recounts an experience of bureaucratic purgatory: a typo in a government letter caused Steward to lose his legal work status in Canada.

“After eight years living in Canada, in the Spring of 2021, a government clerical error caused me to lose my legal status here,” Steward explains. “As a UK national, I lost my right to work. My savings trickled away during months where I could do little but pace the corners of my apartment. I was prepared to pack my bags and leave as the life I’d hoped to construct for myself seemed to vanish into a bureaucratic abyss.”

“‘Massif’ is the sound of wailing into a cliff and not knowing if you’ll hear an echo,” continued Steward. “The spoken word is inspired by a squirrel that was trapped in the wall behind my bed, clawing its way to salvation. With the help of friends, family, music, and a few immigration lawyers (and the rest of my savings), I’m now a permanent resident here. But this song remains as testament to my experience with an exploitative institution.”

Massif Central gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.

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