It’s Monday, and on this day, of all of the various days there are in a week, I think we all deserve to feel good. So then, on the off chance that you aren’t feeling good, I might have something to fix that. This video for Words That Make You Feel Good, an ode to the power found in self-expression from Halifax outfit The Caravan, should indeed lift your spirits. While not chock-a-block full of technical wizardry, whimsy or humorous concepts like the clips that normally catch the collective Internet’s fancy, there’s just something about it that brought a smile to my face.
I’m afraid I wasn’t familiar with The Caravan before they sent us their video on the weekend - and I say that with trepidation knowing there’s a chance they’ve contacted us before. I had no idea they were a live band hip hop type of setup - a scenario that always makes me nervous, but I like their sound. It sounds effortless, nothing forced about it, just positive lyrics over an undeniable groove. Kind of like an East Coast Ozomatli with less Latin influence and with MC Kyle McKenna in the Chali 2na role.
So then, if you like what you hear (and apparently many folks from Reddit did last week - what does that mean exactly? I don’t really know, but it sounds good!), you can grab the new single and their debut album off the iTunes. The band has a new EP ready for this month as well, so it sounds like The Caravan is Ready To Roll (gratuitous Rodney O Joe Cooley link right there and you are welcome).