Fans of Our Lady Peace have cause to celebrate with Monday bringing a brand-new video from the Toronto-based rockers, who released the video for “Nice To Meet You” from the band’s “Somethingness Vol. 1” album, which dropped in August.
The video, explains Paste magazine, is the third band’s series of “taxicab confessions,” with YouTube star Matt Santoro starring as an Uber driver meeting various customers going through their own problems.
In the “Nice To Meet You” video, the driver comforts a crying passenger.
In the first video released for “Drop Me In The Water”, the driver picks up a couple who have apparently had a rough night — literally, judging by the woman’s black eye. Santoro’s driver asks the battered woman if she’d like to sit up front with him. She declines, and by the end of the video it seems as if all has been forgiven.
The second video, for the song “Hiding Places For Hearts” was released late last month, featuring a transgender woman getting into the car and taking off her bold makeup after a long night out.
“We wanted each video from ‘Somethingness’ to represent a distinct story in a city of a thousand stories,” explains Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida. “’Drop Me In The Water’ starts off this journey of an Uber driver and the different people he picks up over the course of an evening. I can understand it being risky to not include ourselves in any of the stories/videos, but conceptually we have something much more compelling for our fans.”
He adds: “The ‘Somethingness’ series of videos explores the personal stories that happen every day, all around us. Matt did a great job at allowing us to view these though his lens.”
With the band currently on tour in the U.S., fans are awaiting the release of “Somethingness Vol. 2,” , set to be released at the end of the year, which includes the new track “Ballad of A Poet”, a heartfelt tribute to the late, great Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip.