Past Eight Quebec curfew

WATCH: A music video about the Quebec curfew & “half-assed lockdown”

“Past Eight” is set to OneRepublic’s “Apologize.”

A year ago, after Quebec imposed a curfew for the first time, Montrealer Johnny Laurelli made a music video about the authoritarian public health measure, which ultimately lasted from Jan. 9 till May 28, 2021. While the current curfew, which came into effect on Dec. 31, begins at 10 p.m. nightly, last year’s began at 8 p.m., hence the title of the video, “Past Eight.” Laurelli’s song is set to the OneRepublic song “Apologize.”

“Past Eight” by Johnny Laurelli (A music video about the Quebec curfew & “half-assed lockdown,” set to the OneRepublic song “Apologize.”)

Laurelli’s reference to a “half-assed lockdown” refers to the widely criticized reopening of schools after Christmas break. This year, schools are scheduled to reopen on Jan. 17.

This article was originally published on Jan. 18, 2021 and updated on Jan. 4, 2022.

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