The video for the track “Say You“, follows a young girl as she wakes up to an empty house and proceeds to live out all those fantasies a child has about being presented with the freedom to do as they please. Overall, this video explores the same conceptual ground as the song itself, providing an intriguing visual to accompany this indie rock meets retro-soul ballad.
Imaginary Cities recently wrapped their first full headlining tour of the United States, as well as select dates with MeWithoutYou and a triumphant appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza. The band has recently been generating significant buzz in the United States, building on the U.S. release of their debut album Temporary Resident (Votiv Music) and their subsequent tour. Their live show has left many in awe, as the precision of the arrangements and singer Marti Sarbit’s powerful vocals perfectly recreate all the detail that makes Temporary Resident such a great album.
Temporary Resident has received praise from the likes of Glamour, Blackbook,Nylon, Interview, Paste and AOL Spinner. With principle songwriters Marti Sarbit and Rusty Maytas at the helm of the five-piece band, Imaginary Cities have emerged as one of Canada’s fastest rising groups. Among their many accolades, they won the Western Canadian Music Award for best pop recording and were considered for the prestigious Polaris Prize in 2011.
The band has opened for The Pixies, Ra Ra Riot, Rural Alberta Advantage and most recently MeWithoutYou.