Louise Burns "Who's The Madman" Video

Louise Burns reveals video for "Who's The Madman" 
via Noisey. Watch here.   
New album Young Mopes available now 
on Light Organ Records

Vancouver -- Vancouver's Louise Burns released her new album Young Mopes last month via Light Organ Records.  Today, Burns has revealed the Exquisite Corpse directed video for "Who's The Madman" with Noisey.

"'Who's the Madman' is a song written about confronting the possibility of failure after spending a lifetime chasing a dream, so naturally, the video has absolutely nothing to do with that," say Burns. "Instead, I play a lethargic, TV-addicted Dracula who follows a ghost/"dreamhopper" out of my home into a world much more bizarre, surreal and welcoming than the one seen on TV."

Watch "Who's The Madman"

Shimmering and soulful one minute, gritty and glamorous the next, Young Mopes is Burns at her boldest and brightest - and also her most defiant and dangerous. She's revelling in her "fuck you" years, exhilarated by the freedom of turning 30, unhinged from expectation and obligation. Burns' dark pop goth heart, so clearly evident on 2011's Polaris Prize nominated Mellow Drama and 2013's Midnight Mass, is just one aspect of Young Mopes' gleaming kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and influences. Young Mopes also represents a few other milestones: this is the first album that Burns recorded with her band, guitarist Darcy Hancock and drummer Ryan Peters, both formerly of Ladyhawk.  Young Mopeswas created the album with co-producer Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Black Mountain). 

Louise Burns is already a 20-year vet of the music industry and she's just 30 years old. She witnessed the heady last gasp of the majors in the late-'90s (Burns co-founded pop band Lillix at 11 and signed to Madonna's Maverick Records at 15), and was front and centre for Canada's indie renaissance. Now Burns is an in-demand collaborator (Gold & Youth), high-profile hired gun, an acclaimed solo musician, and multi-instrumentalist whose celebrated songwriting is equal parts grit and gloss. She's toured extensively, playing throughout Japan, China, Europe, and North America and is an engaged, dynamic artist, whose interests cannot be contained by hours in a day. Burns is also a freelance contributor and host on CBC's Radio 3, and a journalist whose writing appears on CBC Music, the Talkhouse and Westender.

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"a record full of witchy, Stevie Nicks-esque gestures, Go-Go's-inspired harmonies and chiming guitars. The "madman" of the opening track 'make-believes that everything's just fine.'" - NY Times

"Burns's voice glides through Young Mopes, revelling in an '80s-tinged wave that sounds as vibrant as it is pointed." - CBC

"The album's 10 songs thread the needle between darkness and light, evoking the hazy twilight world between waking and dreaming." - Stereogum

"While its title might suggest Burns has collected together a record full of self-loathing anthems, Young Mopes is actually quite the opposite." - Consequence of Sound

"Johnny Marr-inspired guitars and introspective melodies characterize Vancouverite Louise Burns' latest solo record" - Exclaim