Chad VanGaalen – Samurai Sword [Music Video]

Chad VanGaalen has returned!
Been four years since the release of Light Information and today he dropped the single and music video for Samurai Sword.
The track is taken from the upcoming album World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener which comes out out on March 19, 2021 via Flemish Eye in Canada and Sub Pop for the rest of the world.
Samurai Sword is the return of the quirky and wacky experimental alterna-folk pop stylings of Chad.

About the track:
“I had just ripped a bunch of old leaking copper pipe out of my basement in a reno job that I jumped into willy nilly. Realizing how magical the pipes sounded, I put them on some dirty styrofoam and banged out the janky beat that introduces the song! Garbage is life.”

He continues, “It just spilled out in a couple minutes. I didn’t try to stop it because I was smiling like I was just cruising through my neighbourhood. Simple like a sandbox. An ode to the simplicity. It’s hard to let things be simple. But simple is easy on the mind, and being jovial in song is something I find really difficult. Why? What?”

As for the “Samurai Sword” video, he elaborates, “I was drawing black and white plant backgrounds for this song because of the great old samurai movies of the past. I like how nature sometimes takes the lead. I was getting all knotted in my mind about the sky. I looked at my dad’s watercolor paintings of a sky, and felt like I couldn’t get the feel right. So, I just borrowed his sky for a scene and then I realized that my dad’s paintings were perfect and already full of real life energy. I used them to finish the video and felt like we got to go on this quest together. In my mind. Fuck time.”

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