Our Lady Peace
About Our Lady Peace
Our Lady Peace is one of Canada’s most successful modern rock bands, known for their eclectic style and frontman Raine Maida’s powerful falsetto vocals.
∙ Their sophomore album, 1997’s Clumsy—featuring the percussive, folky Canadian No. 1 title track and the international hit “Superman’s Dead”—sold 1 million copies in both Canada and the US.
∙ Legendary jazz drummer Elvin Jones, a friend of OLP beat-keeper Jeremy Taggart, played on the epic lament “Stealing Babies” from 1999’s Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch.
∙ A departure from the group’s signature layered sound, 2002’s stripped-down Gravity was their biggest US chart success, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
∙ The 2008 American Idol winner David Cook performed the band’s “Innocent” on the show, sparking a songwriting partnership with Raine Maida on four tunes included on Cook’s hit debut LP.
∙ Our Lady Peace has won four Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
∙ Helmed by Christopher Mills—acclaimed director of Interpol’s “PDA” and Modest Mouse’s “Float On”—the video for 2011’s “Heavyweight” featured an actual exploding house.
ORIGINToronto, Ontario, Canada