Today, Kishi Bashi shares a cinematic video for Sonderlust single “Can’t Let Go, Juno.” In it, he plays a driver for car service Liftūr, picking up a diverse group of individuals and witnessing their unique stories play out in the back seat of his car. K shares his inspiration behind the video with NPR, noting how it ties into the definition of “sonderlust” (the idea that every random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, and the desire to make an emotional connection with these strangers): “While my character is detached in his own universe, the various and dynamic lives of complete strangers are colliding (sometimes literally) into my world, screaming for a connection that I cannot give.”
It’s a bit sad to think that this might be the last month I post a monthly playlist on Rdio, as the service has announced its closing. Of the multiple online platforms I use, Rdio was my favourite and will be missed here at Indie Music Filter. Good thing I’m making these playlists on Soundcloud and Spotify as well. Maybe I’ll bring back Youtube too.
This month’s playlist is an eclectic mix featuring some gems (from bands Wild Ones, St. Lucia, Beach House), collaborations (Ra Ra Riot and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam, j.viewz and Milosh, RAC and Filous) and covers (Great Good Fine OK and Panama Wedding doing “Easy Lover”).