Waves break at the feet of a couple strolling down the beach. Holding hands, just as they’ve done for more than 60 years, long-time Bowen couple Sheila and George Hunter tug one another down the Tunstall Bay shoreline.
“And I would swim to you,” the refrain swells with the sea.
The Hunters are featured in a new music video from Vancouver-based pop-music group Chris Kelly and Nicole Gibson. Local youngsters Eva and Levi Weismiller also appear in the video.
“The song is about love and loyalty we couldn't think of a more perfect couple to encapsulate this than long time Bowen Islanders Sheila and George,” says Nicole.
The singer-songwriter grew up on Bowen, taking music lessons with Lynn Williams and attending Tir-na-nOg.
“This was such a place of learning for my art,” says Nicole, whose parents still live on the island.
Nicole moved out East for some time, where she met Chris, who is from Montreal, but the couple moved to North Vancouver in October.
“We felt like our art would do better on the West Coast,” says Nicole.
When song was taking shape as a love story not only between people but with the ocean Bowen seemed like the natural setting for a music video says Nicole.
The entire video was shot on-island, at Tunstall Bay, Bowen Bay and Cape Roger Curtis.
Watch the video below.