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Sharing Cigarettes and Avatar Blood in Kane Vale’s “Pure Harm”

Don’t be fooled by her charm, or the groovy synths.

After moving to Belgium at a young age, Kane Vale (formerly known as Tarantula X) has returned to his roots and immersed himself in Toronto's musical and cultural hotbed. Now he's ready to release new material, starting with a music video for his track "Pure Harm" from his recent full-length album, Oleander.

"Pure Harm" is a creation by the crew at LIGHT & HEVVY, a Toronto-based photography, film, and design operation. The track's refreshing and melodic beat is juxtaposed against the dark and shaded tones of the video. "Pure Harm" is depicted through a storyline, one that involves some avatar blood and cigarette swapping.


The track itself is the audio translation of a summer breeze. Vale fluidly meshes the steady synths with some atmospheric samples to create one dark and unexpected story.

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Director: Steven Meyers
Producer: Carina Mak
DOP: Robert Walsh
1st AC: Andrea Cuda
Key Grip: Todd Thompson
Grip: Rafael Ruiz
Grip: Kiel Campbell
M10 Operator: David Dvir
Driver / Swing: Sean Sullivan
Mua: Samantha Pickles
PA: Julia Grzeskowiak
Editing / Colour: LIGHT&HEVVY

Girl: Alex Lafarciola (Plutino Group)
Guy: Jay (Elmer Olsen)