Kandle who? Kandle Osborne, that’s who. She just may be the best female performer to come out of Canadian music, since, well, Alanis Morissette.
A powerful beauty, a terrific voice, a wonderful stage presence, and a strong band featuring well-written material and brooding, evocative guitars: what’s not to like about the incandescence that calls herself Kandle?
Since the release of Kandle Osborne’s icy cool self-titled debut EP, the twenty-one year old has been wowing both fans and media alike. Playing a series of Canadian festival dates and shows in Europe (supporting Coeur de Pirate) this summer, Kandle has recently finished her first video for the single, “Small” which premiered on yesterday. Scroll down and watch it below.
“Small” conveys a dark, dreamy aesthetic showcasing Kandle’s flair for acting. The black-and-white high definition camera work is both compelling and simple, not an easy trick, but one you’ll want to watch more than once. Trust us on this one.
Says Claire Edmondson, the director; “The idea for “Small” came to me by way of accident through her sister, Coral. I was listening to Small, thinking about the treatment, when Coral, who knows me and my interests well, serendipitously posted an image of a women with a mug shot on my Facebook wall. I was listening to the song and staring at the image and that’s when the idea came to me. My goal was to capture the subtleties within the emotions within these “bad girls” and avoid obvious clichés. On the shoot day, we would get her into character and then her and I would have a conversation about who this girl is and where she came from. Kandle is an excellent actress and was able to take my direction well and understood an understated performance is what will draw in the viewers. It was a small crew, on a tiny budget, but with true collaborative spirit between an excellent producer, cinematographer and makeup artist, we achieved what we set out to do.”
August 31 – Agora des Arts (FME) – Rouyn-Noranda, QC
September 1 – Kee To Bala w/Sam Roberts Band – Bala, ON
September 19 – Sala Rossa w/ Joseph Arthur (POP Montreal – Montreal, QC
October 5 – Chasse-Galerie – Lavaltrie, QC
November 3 – Mouton Noir – Val-David, QC