Heaven For Real, “Smooth Ops”

Meredith Schneider

Perhaps you’re stuck at your daytime office job, feeling humdrum and boring. (And if you’re not, no need to shove it in our faces.) Well, Heaven For Real has brought us their latest video for their single “Smooth Ops”, and–if nothing else–it might help all of us desk workers feel less alone.

Comprised of Mark and Scott Grundy, Cheryl Hann and Nathan Doucet, Heaven For Real has been carefully crafting their sound since 2012. We have benefitted from their attention to detail, as their Mint Records debut brings us some stellar tracks.

The song “Smooth Ops” itself is a bit slower, which lends itself to the mood of our darling protagonist, the janitor doing his thing after hours in an office space. It’s really a video following a man around at his job. The lighting is very Office Space, and his mood is very mediocre. But it shows us that sometimes music gets you through your day (or your night) job and makes it easier to handle.

Mark Grundy had a bit to say about the track and the music video.
I wrote this song as a kind of 9-5 meditation on commuting and the feeling of trying to ‘own it’ while somehow also feeling totally owned by the workaday world. I made the video later after feeling way the same in a very different role and schedule in my job as a nighttime janitor. The shift/continuity with the two perspectives seemed like a worthy contrast I guess… so I snuck in my camera and tripod and shot a bunch of video of myself slowly cleaning up after a bunch of semi-tidy office employees. Don’t get me wrong though, sometimes they were also semi-messy.

If anyone wants to know, we think he’s a pretty phenomenal janitor.

Tour Dates
07.29.16 – Guelph, ON @ DSTRCT
07.30.16 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room
08.02.16 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
08.03.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
08.04.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Trans-Pecos
08.05.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
08.06.16 – Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue Gallery
08.07.16 – Sackville, NB @ TBA
08.11.16 – Halifax, NS @ Lost & Found (early AA show)
08.11.16 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern

Kill Your Memory is out now via Mint Records.

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