Queens & Kings, I’m Beggin

Queens & Kings – I’m Beggin’

Queens & Kings explore human wants and needs with their video for

“I’m Beggin.”

Filmed in February with a small crew of friends at 276 Sterling Studio, the video for Toronto garage punk duo Queens & Kings’ new single “I’m Beggin” depicts the many nuances, the complexity, and the urgency of wanting the things you cannot have and how that is often why we want them. From light to dark, colorful to muted, the video visually depicts the rapid changeability and fickleness of the human heart and mind.  The scenes shift from calm to chaotic until band drummer Alissa Klug emerges from her kit and submits to the chaos.

As Alissa expounds “We wanted to tell the story of the song through color, using high key and low key footage to signify human extremes as well as solid and strobing lights to show the turmoil and unrest we can feel when trying to figure out what it is we truly want.  Because often when we get closer to the things we thought we wanted, they start to lose their allure, or we can start to doubt if we are making the right decisions, or if we really wanted them to begin .

Filmed by Julian Meli, the band’s guitarist Brendan Albert edited the video himself as the band exchanged ideas creatively back and forth between neighboring cities.  The song itself was a journey,  tracked at Union Sound and Canterbury Music Company, mixed by Juno award winner Vic Florencia and mastered by Bill Skibbe from Jack White’s Third Man Mastering.

“I’m Beggin” was mixed by Juno award winner Vic Florencia, and mastered by Bill Skibbe of Jack White’s Third Man Mastering in Detroit.  Now that the official video has dropped we are very proud of this work.

“I’m Beggin” marks the second major release from the band’s upcoming album. The next track we are told holds a special surprise, so stay tuned.

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