Rolemodel – “Cruel Intentions” (video) (Premiere)

The Toronto band blends confessional themes and dreamy shoegaze on this new track.

The brainchild of Toronto musician Jordan Allen, Rolemodel has grown into a full-fledged band, yielding the debut album Before Then Was Now in 2013. A new EP entitled Claire was released this past May, and PopMatters is pleased to premiere the new video for the hazy, Slowdive-influenced track “Cruel Intentions”, which was directed by Allen himself.

“Throughout my life I’ve lived with and continue to work through anxiety,” he says. “I know many people that do. This song is meant for anyone who has dealt, or is dealing with, any form of anxiety, mental illness or affliction. It’s a meditation on not letting it take control of you, being fearless and learning ways of finding your own path out of the dark.”

Claire is out now on Hand Drawn Dracula Records.