“Virtuous Circle” Video Still
Today, BC songwriter Jordan Klassen is sharing the profound video for his new single, “Virtuous Circle”. Directed by Farhad Ghaderi and produced by Shelby Manton of Boldly, the video explores the joys and pains of brotherhood through the volatile relationship between a young boy (Ben Andrusco-Daon) and his self-destructive older brother (Antoine Olivier Pilon) in the pursuit of winning a famous regional long-distance race.
“This story is about embracing the idea that we are deeply flawed and contradictory creatures, yet still capable of loving in our own imperfect ways,” says Ghaderi. “I tried to bring as much of my own lived experiences and feelings into the film. Revisiting memories of my older brother and I growing up so close. Relationships are not just ups and downs, the most interesting parts sometimes lie in that in between. Many of the interactions between our characters are real mundane moments we all live with our siblings.”
“When Farhad first approached me with the concept for the video, it was a little spooky,” says Klassen. “I had always thought the song felt like running and breaking free, and the story corresponded really profoundly with certain circumstances I was in. I also love that the video feels very 'British Columbia'. Every scene looks like it's shot somewhere I've been, like little snapshots of my own childhood growing up here.”
This film was created thanks to the generous support of the MVP Project, a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television).
“Virtuous Circle” marks the first new music from Jordan Klassen since 2017’s Big Intruder. Watch for more music and tour dates to be announced in the near future.