Canadian new wave icons the Spoons are serving a bright dose of inspiration and immense gratitude in this, their newest video for “Landing Lights” — available now!
Members Gord Deppe and Sandy Horne’s sentiments stretch two ways, but first and foremost to medical professionals and their ongoing efforts in the face of COVID-19.
“We wanted to create a video that reaches out to all of the healthcare workers during this scary time,” Deppe says. “We wanted to thank them, and let them know how grateful we — and the world are — for risking their lives every day for us.”
The dedication doesn’t stop there for the band; they’re quick to place importance on those also on the frontlines, albeit in a different way. “This video also goes out to those who are fighting for their lives, have lost their lives, and — of course — those ‘staying home’ to save many lives.
“We hope you find it an uplifting, encouraging video of faith, hope, and staying positive and strong during this time.”
The “Landing Lights” video is the newest off the Spoons’ most recent album, New Day New World— their first in over eight years. The release evokes the band’s long-time signature sound, while firmly transporting them into 2020; formed in 1980, Deppe and Horne soon made Spoons a different kind of household word. They would help define the sound of pop and new wave in the 80s with hits including “Nova Heart,” “Romantic Traffic,” “Old Emotions” and “Tell No Lies.” Their album Arias & Symphonies would go on to be named one of the ‘20 Most Influential Albums of The 80s’ by The Chart Magazine and their song “Nova Heart” was recently included in Bob Mersereau’s book The Top 100 Canadian Singles.