The Vancouver-based alt-rock trio, Little Destroyer has shared their new single and its accompanying Connor McGuire-directed video, “Hitman,” via Tiny Kingdom. The Howard Redekopp-produced single (Mother Mother, Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers), is, according to a recent press release, “…an off-beat commentary that touches upon the harassment women encounter in today’s society.”

Frontwoman Allie Sheldan comments on the making of the video, sharing:

“It was a no-brainer to do this video with Connor McGuire, not only because he is amazing and did our previous three videos, but we grew up together and were (very predictably) obsessed with Quentin Tarantino as teens – which felt a fitting starting point for ‘Hitman.’ Connor created a video that is balanced perfectly between mundane reality and something far more cinematic. Definitely something you’ll want to watch over and over. It still makes me smile.”

She further adds:

“Michael and Chris told me to write a story, so I wrote ‘Hitman.’ For weeks, I had that recurring question in my head ‘does everybody want to hire one?’ We had talked about making something that was simple, driving and to the point, like a Sleaford Mods song. Kind of funny and satirical but also really kind of not, because shit, sometimes life tries to kill you. We’ve all felt sadness turn into rage, maybe while sitting on the curb outside the local liquor store. What do you do with a breaking point? I guess in our case, you write a song.”


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