The Nanaimo rapper Sirreal is releasing a series of music videos to accompany his latest album.
On October 8, Sirreal, real name Matt Dunae, released a video for his track Get the Money, taken from his new record. The red album. The video, also featuring artists Nanaimo Revron and Switch, is the first of three Sirreal releases and to date it has been viewed over 12,000 on YouTube.
“The song is basically about how money is a necessary evil and unfortunately we need it to survive and we are all trying to get that money but don’t let it take a piece of your soul or pieces of it. who you are far away, “he said.
Sirreal enlisted Victoria filmmaker Luke Connor to help direct the video, which he said took months of planning and preparation before filming even began. Sirreal said it was shot in Nanaimo at places like Maffeo Sutton Park and the Globe Hotel in a single 3pm shoot from 9 a.m. to midnight.
“We had almost $ 50,000 that we’re throwing around all day and it was a lot of fun,” he said. “It was raining a little outside, so we did a lot of shooting inside, but as far as the team is concerned, I’ve put together this crazy good team now. We finally have the impression of clicking on all the cylinders.
The red album was released in late August and Sirreal said the CD release show at Queen’s was sold out within 24 hours. The record is the second part of a musical diptych that includes Sirreal’s previous record, The blue album, which came out earlier in the summer. Sirreal said the two albums balance each other out.
“This one is a little more optimistic, a little more exhilarating than the other,” he said. “I think the other was introspective and I was in a different place in my life, so this one… I would say this one has a lot more different flavors.”
The album touches on topics such as the ambition it took for Sirreal to get to where it is and the challenges of being successful in the music industry. In a duet with his son Benjamin, aka Lower Case g, he sings the importance of embracing his individuality. There’s also a song that salutes the women in Sirreal’s life and a laid-back hymn to Unity.
“It’s a more fun album,” Sirreal said. “The last album would kind of make you think about yourself when you listen to it. This one is more like just letting go and having fun.
Sirreal’s next video, for the song Diamonds in my Canines, with the Nanaimo Details rapper and also filmed by Connor, is out October 28.