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Former Hey Rosetta! Frontman Tim Baker, and film director Jordan Canning are recipients of a new grant for music videos – a grant that will enable to pair to create a video for Baker’s debut solo recording.
On Wednesday morning, RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced nine grant recipients of a new initiative called the Music Video Production (MVP) Project. The project provides funding and networking support to musicians and filmmakers for music video production.
Baker and Canning teamed up to make a music video for the debut single off Baker’s upcoming solo album to be released this year. The album comes after Hey Rosetta! – the band Baker fronted for 12 years – announced an indefinite hiatus with a string of farewell shows in 2017.
The album’s debut single, ‘Dance’, is about “someone held apart from the life they want, the person they desire, or the experience they want to have,” said Baker.