“Queen of Sad” by Everything Is Angles – Apartment613
Everything is Angles (EIA) is a musical project led by longtime Ottawa-based producer Dean Watson. Along with members, past and present, of Twin Flames (Mike Giamberardino), Unleash the Archers (Nick Miller), indie bassist Szymon Szanczuk and Kelsea Harris, Watson has resurrected long-lost demos made between 2005 and 2017 when he was leading the popular The Gallery recording studio in the heart of the Glebe.
“Queen of Sad” is the second video single released by Everything Is Angles. Started in an attic in 2007, the song’s demo languished in a forgotten Dropbox folder until late at night. After a long recording session, the session musicians stayed and started sharing unfinished ideas. The QoS demo was called out and became one of many songs the band resurrected and completed during the pandemic.
Spanning over a decade from start to finish, ‘Queen of Sorrow’ has special wisdom and perspective as it tackles themes of loss, time, aging and acceptance under the general question: “How to find happiness by merging expectations with reality?
The video was produced by Ottawa expat Andrew Robillard, known for his work with many of the capital’s artists such as Raphael Weinroth Browne and Moonfruits, and was filmed in the thematically appropriate gray of Vancouver in early spring.
The video is masterfully cinematic, deeply sad, and the lyrics strike a chord. The words appear over the moody dark landscapes of the video, and the entire song feels quite appropriate for the 2007-2012 emo era. Yet there is a sense of hope closer to the end, when we let go of some ties to the material. Perhaps there is a lesson there.
Watch the video in the player below.
Written by Watson, Harris, Miller, Giamberardino
Directed by Dean Watson
Designed by Dean, Mike Giamberardino and Becca Fox
Mastered by Phillip Shaw Bova
Video by Andrew Robillard
Quote from Marcel Proust