B.C. singer-songwriter Kaeli McArter will premiere her music video Get Lost at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt on March 1.
The premier is at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30.
The video features spectacular aerial footage of the Sunshine Coast and on the water of Sechelt Inlet. Several local friends rallied to help McArter make this video possible.
"They provided boats, an airplane and their valuable time," she said. "I am eternally grateful for their generous support in making this happen."
McArter recently released her debut EP record Leap, which includes Get Lost and three other original songs. She has been receiving rave reviews from fans at her live performances in Vancouver.
Filmed by Vancouver-based White Truck Productions, the video showcases the beauty of West Coast seascapes and McArter's soaring vocals. The singer-songwriter's resilience and optimism, even in the face of loss, is the theme explored in the music video. As the lyrics express, "Get lost, find new ground. I'm tearin' up a new road out of town sometimes it's good to get lost to be found."
McArter grew up on the Sunshine Coast and began writing songs at age 13.
"When I'm being swept out to sea in a riptide of emotions, music is my lifeline back to shore. It's a constant friend who's always there for me, helping me make sense of this unhinged world," she said.
To thank all those who helped in the making of Get Lost, she will sing a short set of original songs after the screening. Accompanying herself on piano, she will also be joined by her father, guitarist Fraser McArter, who sings harmony on the acoustic version of Mistakes, the stand out single on the Leap EP.
McArter's Leap is available online through both iTunes and Amazon. Later in 2014, she will embark on her first West Coast tour, taking her to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles before she returns home to perform for local fans.
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