Check out the new video for Rodrigo Amarante's "Mon Nom", directed by Rodrigo himself, with the help of animator Galen Pehrson. Live now here at Nowness.
"The sense of the vast openness and haze of Los Angeles can be found throughout Amarante's ethereal album Cavalo, from which today's track, “Mon Nom,” is taken. With the help of mercurial animator Galen Pehrson, Amarante's self-directed ode to pre-film shadow puppets is a candid confession of forever feeling like an outsider, the slow-burning visuals inspired by the photography of Eliot Lee Hazel.
'Less is more; be enchanted by a whisper rather than drawn in by a shout,” muses Amarante, who moved to Los Angeles six years ago from Rio de Janeiro. “This all comes from making a solo record for the first time. It's about identity and the need for perspective and space.'"