TAN is a musical meditation on the balance of darkness, light, past and future. Using Monteagle’s expressive song ‘TAN’ as the narrator, I wanted to explore eerie and evocative images that almost seemed to bubble up from the unconscious while we intuitively traveled around the country. The new year seems to always come with a dark cloud and this past year, in particular, was filled with loss and heaviness that has stuck with me. It gives me comfort to know that the past and the future have more in common when you give them both proper attention.
Kurt Vile’s always been a bit of a troubadour, a la Beck, so it’s nice to see him play his gee-tar outside in the parking lot, a little bit unpretentious-like, as they say. Director Daniel Henry keeps this HARRYS-looking video moving fast enough to keep interest.