On Sunday, Canadian singer songwriter Stephanie Braganza premiered the official music video for her new rock single, “Chains of Silence“.
The video (embedded below) features Braganza as the victim of an alien abduction that eventually reveals itself to be a powerful message for animal rights.
The song marks the singer’s first venture into the rock genre and was written by Braganza – who born and raised in Kingston – along with her co-writer, Colin Stewart. The track was co-produced with John Allen, the co-producer of Braganza’s last hit single, ‘When We Last Kissed – ft. Drega.’
Video director Chris Strikes, who directed Kardinal Offishall’s award-winning music video ‘Turn It Up’, said “when Stephanie pitched the concept of the video to me, I immediately said, ‘let’s do it’! It was an awesome idea and I was very excited to be on board.”
Strikes created thought-provoking visuals for the video that leads viewers to take a moment and feel compassion toward animals. The video’s release date also coincides with World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA), founded in 1983.
With a catalog of hit songs that blend pop and dance music, Braganza has performed with rap artists Belly and Ginuwine at the Much Music Video Awards and subsequently debuted videos for her first two international singles, ‘2 Good 2 Be’ and ‘When We Last Kissed – ft. Drega,’ presented by V-MIX TV.
Winner of the Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Live Artist, she has also performed for former President George W. Bush at a private Art Gallery of Ontario event and numerous festivals that include Indie Music Week, DesiFest, and the Toronto VegFest.
Her television appearances include Rogers TV ‘Daytime,’ ‘South Asian Focus,’ ‘TV-ONE Canada,’ and more. Braganza has also appeared as the cover story of Humber College’s ‘Et Cetera’ publication.
Stephanie lived in Kingston until 2003, when she moved to Toronto to study at Humber College’s jazz music program for Voice. She received her degree in music at Humber in 2008.
Watch the “Chains of Silence” music video below or on Youtube.