CBC Radio 3 debuted the new video for Hawksley’s (The Happiest Day I Know Is A) Tokyo Bicycle, by Oscar nominated NFB animator Chris Hinton. Hawksley sat down and answered some questions for the occasion:
“I think conceptually, animation is still something that appeals to the child in a person… it allows us to access that place of imagination and pretend that I think still tickles us…”
A Hockey Musical, directed by Michael McGowen, co-starring Olivia Newton-John and featuring a cameo and musical contributions by Hawksley (along with other Canadian musicians), will open the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year–marking the first time a musical film has opened the festival.
Milk/Meat is now available throughout Europe and to celebrate, Hawksley is playing in London on June 30 at Club 229 (large room) with Think About Life and Elephant Stone. Get your tickets HERE. Tickets now available only at door.
In fitting with the theme of Hawksley’s Canadian-themed show in London, UK, here is a video of Hawksley discussing tracks on the album, Canadian embassies abroad, and touring the world through the lense of someone who grew up in rural Ontario.