David Hodges was working with young aspiring musicians from Philemon Wright High School in Gatineau, Quebec and needed a quick turnaround on their iTunes release “Outsiders”.

I was supplied with the following photo of the group with the brief of incorporating a smokey effect, whilst tying in the N’we Jinan logo I created a while ago along with eagle feathers.

N'we Jinan Outsiders Group


I decided to add a bit of colour to the piece and use just the musicians faces, partly inspired by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads” single cover artwork if you know it? I also used a starry night sky and hint of the northern lights, resulting in the following:

N'we Jinan Outsiders Cover


You can view the video for the song below!

Have you ever felt like an outsider in your own home? This music video project explores the topic of social inclusion for First Nation students who study in our urban Canadian schools. There is a story that needs to be shared. S/O to our group from Philemon Wright High School in Gatineau, QC!