Watch: Winter Hour debuts “Letters”

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May 15, 2020 | Web First
Aaron Epp | Online Media Manager
Mike Wiebe filmed the video for 'Letters' at his church. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Singer-songwriter Mike Wiebe has given the public a taste of his new project.

The Winnipeg musician released a video for his song “Letters” last Friday. It’s the first single from You Made a Shadow, an upcoming full-length Wiebe is releasing under the name Winter Hour.

If those room dividers in the video look like something from a church basement, that’s because it was filmed at Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, where Wiebe is a member.

As for the song itself, Wiebe describes “Letters” as “the most explicitly theological song” on You Made a Shadow

“I think the song is about how church takes place in a lot of different venues,” says the 26-year-old, who grew up in Gretna, Man. “Despite the fact that some of my communities are more distant from church [buildings]… we still get together and create something where God is present. That would be the thesis statement of that song.”

Wiebe, who formerly fronted the rock band Pocket Change, started writing the songs for You Made a Shadow five years ago. 

Studying at Canadian Mennonite University, working at Mennonite Church Manitoba’s Camps with Meaning and hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain are some of the experiences he drew from when writing the material.

Wiebe will release You Made a Shadow later this year.

“We keep encountering little stumbling blocks,” he says. “But I would say it will be out for sure later this spring or in the summer.”

Visit Facebook.com/winterhourmusic and Instagram.com/winterhourmusic for updates.

Do you have a video we should see? Email submit@canadianmennonite.org.

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Mike Wiebe filmed the video for 'Letters' at his church. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

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