Like Blue Dream, last year’s Orenda Fink release from Saddle Creek Records, the music video for the album’s title track feels contemplative, intimate and wholly in Fink’s hands.
Indeed, she shot the video herself while in San Blas, Panama.
The boat ride during which the video was filmed sways hypnotically as the song does, far enough away from land to feel otherworldly but close enough to feel responsibly adventurous. It’s as first-person observational as the album, with Fink’s vantage as the only point of view.
For the video’s sake, there is no departure or destination to the infinite boat ride. It only exists, circling an island, motoring about in the water. But it’s not an indefinite wait to reach some unnamed place. The boat is the place.
Fink, who you might also know as one half of Azure Ray, is heading to SXSW next week. You can catch her at four shows:
March 19 – 1:35 p.m. – Saddle Creek day party at Stay Gold (1910 E Cesar Chavez)
March 20 – noon – Breakthru Radio Party at The Liberty (1618 E. 6th St)
March 21 – noon – BirdDog Promo + Paper Garden Records Party at Wonderland (1104 E 6th Street)
March 21 – 11 p.m. – Saddle Creek showcase at Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River Street)
Now, here’s the video for “Blue Dream”:
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For more on Fink’s Blue Dream, check out our review of the record below, as well as Fink’s Love Drunk session.