A canine's view of the lock

Juno Award-winning rock musician Matt Mays (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys) unveils his new video, “Talking To The Sky,” starring Rhuby, his puppy, who dreams of her pre-pandemic world. Rhuby (short for rhubarb) is absolutely adorable. She lies on May's bed and later romps with her human on the beach. The music is urgent and pulsating, paired with moody images that alternate between introspection and pure joy. It hints at Rhuby's canine perspective and captures the "penned up" feeling we all experience – it is locked from a dog's point of view:

"Talking To The Sky" is taken from May's latest release "Dog City" (Sonic Records), a concept album he made in a month during the lockdown. It contains 13 songs written from the perspective of a rescue dog. Mays says of the album: "I've had the idea of ​​Dog City for years. The songs are about pure freedom, love, contentment, camaraderie and everything in between. I spend a lot of time in dog parks and name the ones closest to my house "Dog City." Seeing the world through the eyes of the world's most compassionate animal felt really good during this initial lockdown. All that really seemed real to me at the time was love, loyalty, and companionship. It was a safe zone for me and it still is. "

Dog City can be downloaded digitally through Bandcamp, including unlimited streaming through the free Bandcamp app. And for traditionalists, it's also available on vinyl with an LP cover that includes 484 fan-submitted dogs.

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