Jordan St. Cyr is releasing his brand new music video for 'Weary Traveler,' and announcing that he and his family will be headed down south for their own adventure.
The music video for 'Weary Traveler' premiers today, bringing fans on another emotional journey after his last music video for 'Fires.'
"We had thrown around some ideas about shooting it in some rougher terrain," says Jordan St.Cyr. "We were thinking Tuscon, Arizona in the desert. Or, I was going to be in Tennessee already, so we were saying why don't we shoot it in the hills in Tennessee? I was talking to the director about this, and he said 'I think the song is bigger than that.'"
St. Cyr and his production team decided that Alaska would be the best place to shoot the video.
"It was really cold and I pretty much froze for four days while we were there," he says.
This comes from a man born and raised in one of the coldest places on the planet, the Canadian prairies.
"We did end up climbing a mountain. It was about a two and a half hour climb and with every step, it was about a 45 to 60-degree incline. When my director asked if I was good for hiking, I was like 'yeah, no problem.' It wasn't until 10 minutes in I was saying to myself, 'Dude, you've never hiked anything in your life.' Everything hurt."
All-in-all St. Cyr says it was an amazing experience. The crew found a local mountain guide named Greg to be a part of the video.
"He has this real, Alaskan, 'weary traveler' look to him. The story in the video is the simple story of him finding his son. This father is on a hunt for his son and I just think it's so indicative of God's heart for us. At the end of the day, we're the weary travellers but the heart of God is always after us."
"We are moving to Tennessee which is crazy," St. Cyr says. "It's been about a six-year dream. Three years ago my youngest daughter was born and she had some health issues so we decided that we need to stay in Canada and take advantage of the free health care."
St. Cyr and his wife Heather have four children. Their youngest child, Emery, has a rare condition called Sturge Weber Syndrome. This means she needs to be on medications to allow her to live without seizures that the syndrome causes otherwise.
"Now we're at a point where work and the ministry life is so busy, we feel it's the right time to move."
Before the St. Cyr family heads off to the U.S, Jordan is going on a short tour with Anne Wilson on the West Coast at the end of January. Once they settle in, he is joining Jeremy Camp and Riley Clemmons for the 'I Still Believe' tour for three months.
"We're super excited. There's still low-grade anxiety but I think that's our flesh creeping in. There's always discomfort when we enter new seasons. But our God is a God of multiplication. While we may be leaving relationships that we've built and the home where we've raised our four kids, those memories will travel with us. Now we're going to expand our hearts to make more."
At the end of February, St. Cyr will also be releasing a self-titled full-length album.
"At the end of the day, it's about impacting people's lives. God has impacted ours in a great way and I think He's calling us to impact people's lives in a greater way. We're excited and ready!"