Vancouver Island country singer keeps the party going with new song and music video – Victoria News


Nanaimo country singer Joel Lee’s latest song is a call to keep the party going.

Last month, Lee released her third single, This Party Ain’t Over, and the accompanying music video. Lee said that while writing the song, he was thinking about country music festivals and making the most of the fleeting West Coast summers.

“When you go to a festival it’s usually three or four days and by the third day everyone is a little sore and tired, a little hungover, and it was just a matter of kicking it off for the fourth day,” Lee said. “So when you feel like you’re done, you just have to throw the party again.”

This Party Ain’t Over is Lee’s first self-produced single. Although he has co-produced in the past, Lee said he tries to express a certain sound and style and “sometimes the easiest way to do that is to just paint with your own brush.”

“You decide the color of the sky, the color of the trees, etc., so it’s kind of like that with the music,” he said. “You create a kind of soundscape and you try to convey it to people so that you make all the decisions to make it happen.”

For the music video, Lee put on his own country music show for a few friends and family, complete with a beer keg and Texas-style barbecue. He said he just wanted to capture his guests having fun.

“We tried to teach them how to line dance in the time we had and I knew it wasn’t going to work,” he said. “But the fun part was it was just people having fun trying to line dance, so it was pretty endearing.”

Lee’s two sons are also his bandmates, but they couldn’t make it to the video shoot. Due to their absence, Lee was forced to play multiple characters in the video.

“I play a redneck, a cowboy, a farmer, and then myself as a musician, so it was a lot of fun,” Lee said. “I was thinking Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, you know how they do that? I thought that was what I had to do.

The video quickly caught the attention of a DJ from Atlanta, Georgia, who played This Party Ain’t Over for his listeners. Lee said it was meaningful to know that his music is reaching people in the southern United States.

“I get a bit of airtime across the country in Canada, but to get to the heart of the country where all the big guys come from, Jason Aldean and guys like that, it’s pretty cool,” said Lee. “It was a big deal for me.”

This Party Ain’t Over music video can be viewed here. To buy the single, follow the links on www.joelleemusic.com.


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