Friday, 8 April 2022

Paros - an anthology

 We are very pleased to announce that we have a new album about to drop!  

Paros is a collection of remixes, remasters, and new tracks (including Façon Fashion, the song made popular on the Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things) being released on Thorvald Records, April 29th.

The anthology is curated and directed by Thorvald Record label chief, record producer and impresario Stefan Sigerson.  We have collaborated for over a decade on songs, dating back to our Crumbling Hearts ep, where he co-produced and co-wrote several tracks. His support over the years has always been uplifting and inspiring, so it's exciting to launch this package out to the world with his new label's guidance and assistance! 

A wonderful surprise from this venture has been the connection with graphic artist Steven R Gilmore. (famous for branding Nettwerk Records, Steven was the graphic artist on the 1988 After All album, as well as the debut Pure album Pureafunalia.)   He has created a luscious cover for the album, and we are pleased to add that he has designed the digital booklet as well! Isabelle and I think the cover makes our music sound better! (Thank you Steven!).  


Release date for all streaming sites is April 29th 2022. 



Monday, 14 February 2022

New Video - Love Ballad

 

 

Love Ballad (Official Video) 

 

We are quite pleased to present out new video, Love Ballad filmed on location at Isabelle's shop, the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store. The video is a literal depiction of a day in the life of Combine the Victorious' singer and independent clothing designer Isabelle Dunlop featuring Carmel Amit as the loyal customer! 


Video produced by Boutique Empire

Directed and Edited by HENNING

Camera operators: Mark R Henning, Isabelle Dunlop

 

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store

4158 Main Street, Vancouver BC


Sunday, 13 February 2022

Love Ballad / Thunder double A-Side release

 

Love Ballad / Thunder 

double A-side


Our first release partnered with Thorvald Records


Artwork by Stephen R Gilmore


Produced by Henning at Boutique Empire Studio

Recorded at Boutique Empire and Hipposonic Studios


Listen on 

Spotify

Apple Music

Tidal

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Thunder - behind the lyrics



Hello! Isabelle here. Just wanted to share a little bit about our song Thunder from the lyrical perspective. 

The lyrics for Thunder were born from an idea sparked at my studio at the shop, the hum of the sewing machine plain to hear in the backdrop of my original voice memo.


“I’m feeling you, it’s coming through like thunder”


I've often found that as I sew or iron away my mind can drift off into analyzing conversations and moments that have been caught in my head. Last summer we were in the process of moving from our home of 24 years and I realize that I was kind of saying goodbye to that place. It had always been such a safe, protective and creative space. It was like losing a friend.






The same as with friendship there is an ebb and flow as we need it and it’s okay when things change, in fact it’s completely natural. As we walk away from an old home I feel no pain because I believe in the new adventure and all that it holds.


The cool thing is that I played the nugget of a voice memo to Mark, he immediately ran downstairs in the old house and played the rest of the music to accompany it! Everything happened without effort and  so naturally.



Change can be scary but with an open mind and trust it can also be quite lovely.
Cheers!


Isabelle 

 

listen to Thunder on spotify

 

Thunder by Combine the Victorious 

 

I'm feeling you, it's coming through like thunder

like thunder

I'm feeling you, it's coming through like thunder


I may be small but my soul runs deeper

When finding the joy can't dismiss these emotions

process the words, energy's given

 

I'm feeling you, it's coming through like thunder

like thunder


I may be small but my soul runs deeper

When finding the joy can't dismiss these emotions

process the words, energy's given

You're pushing my buttons

all is forgiven

 

As I walk away I feel no pain because I believe in you. 


Lyrics: Isabelle Dunlop

Music: Mark Henning, Isabelle Dunlop, Johanna Sö