Psychedelic folk artist THUNDERCLAP! immortalizes artist Hugh MacDonald in song
The unquestionable strangeness of modern times is brilliantly captured by Niagara Falls-based psychedelic folk artist THUNDERCLAP! with an eclectic new single about one of the region’s most captivating residents. “Be Resurected Tonight” is an ode to Hugh MacDonald.
Hugh was known by many locals to be a relentless artist in several media who was possessed of a kind soul. THUNDERCLAP! decided to immortalize him, and all of the mystique around his life and death, with a song that does justice to his legacy.
The legend is brought to life through infectious vocal harmonies and dark comedy. Rhythmically described as the Beatles in 2022 — but with more LSD — THUNDERCLAP! includes a cacophony of instruments on “Be Resurrected Tonight,” blending cinematic lyricism with a punchy singing to create something profoundly distinguishable from anything you’ve likely heard.
The psychedelic sing-along appears on the highly anticipated new album, Strange Songs For Strange Times, a commentary on the state of society and self-actualization.
THUNDERCLAP! made his debut with his 2016 LP, Hell Bent On Success — an expertly crafted record that included producer Spookey Ruben (Feist, Ke$ha) and featured notable guests Bob Wiseman (Blue Rodeo), Mary Margaret O’Hara (Miss America), and Dave Clark (Rheostatics, Gord Downie).
THUNDERCLAP! has since released a number of singles and creative projects that draw on his method acting background and the bottomless well of psychological concepts that propel his art forward. With an unforgettable sound and a penchant for the ethereal, THUNDERCLAP! will continue to hit stages and produce music that engages audiences on a deeper level.