This is the official music video for "Garota" from the forthcoming Erlend Øye solo album" Legao" on Bubbles Records
shot and directed by Michael Beech in Seoul, South Korea
female actress: Hana
Musicians in this recording:
Þorsteinn Einarsson - Guitar
Sigurður Halldór Guðmundsson - Hammond Organ
Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson - Guitar
Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson - Bass
Helgi Svavar Helgason - Drums
Mathias Hemstock - Percussion
Oskar Gudjonsson -- Saxophone
Samúel Jón Samúelsson -- Trombone
Snorri Sigurdarson -- Trumpet
Erlend Øye - Vocals
Mixed by Norman Nitzsche
Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx, Berlin
Earlier this year, one half of Kings of Convenience and former Whitest Boy Alive leader Erlend Øye promised us Legao, the Norwegian musician's new solo album with Icelandic reggae group Hjalmar. Now we're getting a better idea what to expect via a new classily done video.
The clip in question is for new album track "Garota," which is a grooving offering full of skanking guitar rhythms, some whirling organs and, of course, Øye's ultra-smooth vocals. As we've come to expect from Øye's solo work, it's a far cry from the folked-out sounds of Kings of Convenience.
As for the clip itself, it finds a romantically charged Øye travelling Seoul, South Korea, where he gets tangled up with a local love interest. We don't want to spoil the ending, but this international love story is a bit of a downer.
While Legao was originally pegged with a May release date, it now will arrive on October 3 via Øye's own Bubbles Records.