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Barenaked Ladies – Video of the Week

Barenaked Ladies – Video of the Week

Barenaked Ladies. Releases their first new music in four years from BNL’s upcoming 16th studio album “Detour de Force.” Below is the live performance from the Today Show. Furthermore, The recording of “Flip” has been a major journey for Barenaked Ladies. Originally the group began working on new music before the pandemic, but quarantine forced them out of the studio and into their respective homes. With the world going through major changes and “flips” in the world, this song truly reflects current times. 

During an interview with Consequence of Sound, lead vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson explains, “’Flip’ is about being open to other perspectives. Currently, we live in a time where people seem to just dig deeper into their own trenches. Even more, without any willingness to see another viewpoint, or even engage in discussion. It’s all yelling, and no listening. 

At first listen, “Flip” is an upbeat trademark Barenaked Ladies classic filled with new sparks and fresh flavor. However, with further inspection, listeners will note its nuanced take on the human psyche, conflicts in our communities, and the many ‘flips’ that have occurred all over the world during this last year. The stop-motion animated video, created using original paper models and directed by Stefano Bertelli, follows the band on a colorful pop-up book journey through an amusement park full of surprises. 

Like everyone else, the band has been staying busy during quarantine with Facebook Livestreams along with their #SelfieCamJams. Performing deep cuts and fan favorites from their homes, even bringing in surprise guests. Many familiar faces made a special appearance to share their favorite snack, like Sarah McLachlan, Tom Greene, KT Tunstall, The Count, and Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish, who Barenaked Ladies toured with in 2019. The full SelfieCamJam series is featured on BNL’s playlist YouTube here:

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Credits: Video – Today Show, https://barenakedladies.com/

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