By Will McGuirk
Christopher Mills has been visualizing the work of Blue Rodeo and its co-founders Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor for many years. There is something I think in the visual world the two singer/songwriters inhabit which has struck within Mills Mills at some deep level and I think he has been circling his own historical moment at the authors say getting closer and further each time. It is a theme in his work with Keelor and Cuddy and it brings out the most lyrical of Mills own work. It may be the connection between the writers, it may be the landscape, it maybe their connection with the land and each other, only Mills knows and its his to chase and its ours to enjoy his journey.
This video is for the title track of Jim Cuddy’s solo album “Constellations” and for your consideration of my commentary here are “City Is a Symphony” from Greg Keelor’s recent solo work, “Last Winter, ” and the double video for Mattawa/ New Morning Sun.