It’s early in the morning and I’m listening to our latest song “Canadian Girl”. It is the type of song that gets you up and moving with its energetic, dance/pop sound! This song is inspired by and dedicated to the liberated women who loves life and cherishes her freedom.
This was a very exciting song for NARIA to record. We had the chance to experiment with some very different sounds and fun harmonies as well. We have this performance ritual we do together before going on stage where we join hands and chant N-A-R-I-A. It is silly and fun and gets us into the spirit. You can hear us in the song doing that along with some other light hearted silliness and laughter. It was an exhilarating time we shared both recording the track and making the video for it.
On the day of the shoot we set out early morning on Friday May 4th, 2012. Timmie’s coffees and bagels in hand we headed to Bina Asya Akhoundov photography studio. Here we got ready with our hair and makeup and then Bina took some very glam pictures of us. All the while she was shooting us our videographer Sebastian Stern was filming us. It was great fun having both cameras rolling at all times!
When we had finished the photo shoot we headed out to our downtown Toronto locations. We shot at Dundas Square, The Distillery District, The Beaches and the CN Tower.Luckily for us the weather cooperated with our schedule and it didn’t end up raining like it was suppose to. Phew!