Video Voyageur: 3Qs with Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds

Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds are new-age fosterers of soul music with a uniquely Canadian twist. Hailing from St. Boniface, the old French quarter of Winnipeg, they have crafted their identity as bilingual artists with their first full-length album, Cruel. Infusing nine fun-loving songs about amour and heartbreak in a mixture of both English and French, the LP serves as an authentic representation of the languages they speak at home. With the support of seasoned producer Murray PulverCruel was recorded “live off the floor” to capture their vintage soul aesthetic and vibrant live performance energy.

The record’s focus track, “We Haven’t Met Yet,” came about when lead singer/guitarist Jérémie came up with some lyrics for a chorus and shared them with lead guitarist Ryan Toupin, who found them inspiring and wrote several verses. The lyrics reminded Ryan of his single days when he would feel too shy to approach any of the beautiful girls he encountered, whether on the bus, at a bar, or in this case, at the library. He had always fantasized about meeting an intelligent girl who shared his love of books.

We caught up with Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds as they chat about the new video below!

1. Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically? 

We decided to bring this song to life through a visual representation as it holds a special place in our hearts. This was the result of the first-ever collaboration between Ryan, our lead guitarist, and Jérémie. While Jérémie shared a few lines and a chorus melody, Ryan crafted the verses and chord progression that truly breathed life into the song. The lyrics capture the universal feeling of being drawn to someone and the longing to form a connection that everyone can relate to.

2. What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?  

We wanted to keep the storyline of the music video simple because the song, lyrics and instruments already take the listener on such a journey. So we decided to lean into natural looking lighting, with a light story focused on what the meaning of the song reflects — not meeting someone yet but knowing you’re destined for each other. The anamorphic lenses, lighting and light flares helped to make the video feel dreamy and ethereal.

3. What was the process of making this video? 

We granted complete creative autonomy to our director, Austin MacKay, from CoPilot Co. (, who conceptualized every aspect of the music video. His vision aimed to accurately capture the essence of the song’s message while also delivering a visually appealing and stylistic video. 

The Delicious Hounds name is a play on words about their “delicious sound” of smooth melodies, juicy guitar riffs and tasty horn licks. Jérémie‘s smooth yet smoky voice is accented with a brilliant brass section to deliver round after round of phenomenal hits on golden platters. His staple friendliness, positive vibes and charismatic nature culminate into a profound presence that leaves listeners swooning for another bite of the eight-piece band’s modern twist on old-school rhythm and beats.


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