It’s not often we have time to sit through an 11 minute music video, but the gorgeous vistas, and introspective visual poetry of this new video “Midnight Moon” from Kan Wakan has us setting aside some time today. The video, directed by Noel Paul, follows actress Rachel Rossin on a pensive, rural journey, where she finds herself called to action when coming across a wounded calf in a field.
“‘Midnight Moon’ is the companion piece to Kan Wakan’s ‘Forever Found’ video,” Paul told us. “It was shot at the same time with a couple extra reels. We approached it with a strict constraint of one take per setup. It stars Rachel Rossin, was shot by Sean Porter, and was produced by Rich Hutchins. I’m very grateful to the crew, to Kan Wakan & Verve, and to anyone who takes the time to watch an 11-minute video online.”
As the expansive, evocative orchestral-soul composition of Los Angeles trio Gueorgui I. Linev, Kristianne Bautista, and Peter Potyondy churns to a foreboding climax and denouement, she comes to find peace, or pain, in the metaphor for romantic struggles. At least we hope that the calf is a metaphor.
Kan Wakan’s debut Moving On is out June 3 on Verve. They perform in New York at the Mercury Lounge on June 5. Follow them here.