PARAGON CAUSE – “THINK I’M GOING CRAZY OVER YOU (JUPITER MIX)”
With a nod to their varied and eclectic influences, Ottawa, Canada’s passionate providers of ethereal, atmospheric electro-rock, Paragon Cause, continue their assault on the conventionality of pop music in the 21st Century with the release of their latest single, “Think I’m Going Crazy Over You “(Jupiter Mix). It is the next musical work to come from the compelling duo of Jay Bonaparte and Michelle Opthof, working in close collaboration with two veteran European hit makers/producers/songwriters Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes and Liam Howe (The Sneaker Pimps/FKA Twiggs/Lana Del Ray) as part of their forthcoming new album, Autopilot. In addition to Sune Rose and Liam, the duo will also welcome one of their musical icons, Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, who also performed on the album.
The song features a production style that maintains a driving pulse and darkening atmosphere, but the mood changes dramatically when the backdrop changes to a psyched-out dance groove. Lyrically the song is more about being in a frustrating circumstance or time in life and not being able to say or do anything about it, according to lyricist Opthof. “I was in one of those moods where I was frustrated with something going on around me and my inability to make change for something, I feel really passionate about,” she said. It is a sentiment, and a song, that will no doubt find resonance amongst pretty much anyone who hears it. We called this version the Jupiter Mix as Liam heavily featured his classic Jupiter 8 synthesizer. The sounds of that instrument really bring the emotion forward.
“The video was produced during lockdown in Ottawa, which like everywhere, is very limiting. So, we took our cell phone, our imaging and three kids and filmed a movie. We then took that movie and tried to create how we feel during lock down with children, the feeling isolation, unease and a looming sense of boredom” says Bonaparte.
“Working with both Liam Howe of The Sneaker Pimps/Lana Del Ray and Sune Rose from The Raveonettes allowed us to capture the driving pulse and darkening atmosphere we wanted in this song. You can hear all of our influences in here.”
Release Date: May 14, 2021