Shawn Hook performs at a recent Juno Awards show in a clip posted to Youtube.

Shawn Hook performs at a recent Juno Awards show in a clip posted to Youtube.

VIDEO: Shawn Hook playing Surrey’s Party for the Planet Saturday

A day before he was set to play Surrey’s Earth Day event, Shawn Hook released a new single and video

SURREY — A day before he was set to play Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival, Shawn Hook has released a new single and video he recorded with Vanessa Hudgens.

The Vancouver-raised Hook’s new “Reminding Me” song (on Hollywood Records/Universal Music Canada) features his high, soulful voice in a romantic and slightly seductive duet with Hudgens, marking her return to the music world following a hiatus.

The track is produced by Stephen “KOZ” Kozmeniuk, who also helped take Hook’s piano-driven “Sound of Your Heart” to top-40 hit status a couple of years back.

Hook is set to headline Surrey’s annual Party for the Planet, an Earth Day celebration, on Saturday, April 22 at Surrey City Hall Plaza.

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The video for “Reminding Me” was filmed in Los Angeles in the John Lautner-designed Goldstein House, famous for such cult film classics as “The Big Lebowski.”

Hook said he’s very proud of the song’s lyrics, which he co-wrote with Ethan Thompson of Ocean Park Standoff and Jonas Jeberg.

“We really captured the emotions of moving on from a relationship too soon,” he stated.

“We didn’t settle,” Hook added. “We pushed ourselves as writers to come up with the most infectious melodies and poignant lyrics. Vanessa added a beautiful highlight to the track, and I’m very excited for the world to hear it.”

This week, Hook will perform in Surrey, Kelowna and Trail, and will be releasing a new EP of music this summer.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com