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iN VIDEO: Okanagan musician's self-deprecating look at Canada, country music goes viral

Clark W. and his 'band.'
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Clark W.

Lake Country music producer Jordan Wiberg, who records under the pseudonym Clark W., has had his latest country hit, "Up here, in Canada" go viral.

"I'm very surprised at how quickly people are taking to it, I was hoping for maybe 5,000 views over a year," Wiberg told "Then my mom shared it and it took off."

Wiberg has recorded several songs under his comedic country music alter-ego Clark W. but tunes such as "My Mom is Hot" and "Marriage is Always Sexy", failed to grab much attention.

As the owner of Okanagan Mixing Studio and a voice over artist who is having a quiet time due to COVID-19, Wiberg said he had time to don his alter ego and head into the recording studio.

Wiberg said he was planning on covering the Canadian classic "Take Off by Bob and Doug McKenzie" but realized there weren't any lyrics in the verses of the song, just Bob and Doug arguing.

He then decided to go out and make his own funny stereotypically Canadian country song.

"I tried to make it as patriotic, and realistic and at the same time self-deprecating, that's part of Canadian humour is being able to laugh at ourselves, so I tried to make it as humorous and poke I little bit of fun at ourselves," he said. "I wasn't even really finished mixing the song and my mom shared it and now it has taken off."

Wiberg played all the instruments in the song and then mixed it together, and contrary to what an earlier music video may suggest, Clark W. doesn't have a band and none of the people in the video are playing instruments.

"I've had a bunch of people ask when my band is touring through their area, so I might have to actually put a real band together," he said.

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