An animated music video for the song Holy Now by Wasuremono.
I tried to create something that had a fun visual style but also tell a compelling story about representation and the interconnectivity of overlooked communities in the world, and to try to celebrate the potential heroes that are contained from diverse mythologies. While researching these communities I was consistently surprised by how little is on the internet that represents them, let alone in popular entertainment.
Inspired by the spotlight on Afrofuturism in the current zeitgeist I wanted to explore other cultures whose history was changed forever by the events of colonialism and to try to imagine a world had these cultures been allowed to flourish, fail, learn, evolve and prosper.
Directed and Animated by Junaid Faiz.
Additional Pixel Art by Luis Zuno (ansimuz)
About the band:
Will Southward (Vocals and Guitar).
Madelaine Ryan (Keys and Backing Vocals).
Isaac Phillips (Drums).
Phoebe Phillips (Bass).
Wasuremono - 忘れ物
English translation “something left behind"
On other days a four piece Indie, Krautrock, Dream-pop band from Bradford-on-Avon, South West England.
Formed in 2013 by lead singer William Southward through his love of producing and recording cinematic soundscapes.
Their debut album ‘Something Left Behind’ and last EP ‘Kaboom’, have been championed by the likes of BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne, with songs featured heavily on the 6 music playlists, recommend shows and ‘best of 2017’.
Their ever developing show incorporates intricate guitar styles and soundscapes, four part harmonies, rythmic drums and synths.
The band were recently invited to do a live session at Maida Vale which aired on Steve Lamacqs show on BBC 6 Music this year.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WASUREMONO:
“A marvellous little curio of a record” Steve Lamacq
“What a belter. Current favourite of mine” Lauren Laverne
“Records this good don’t just come about by chance.” Dancing about Architecture Blog / The Swindonian
"The music washes over me like a warm shower, in a beautiful field, on a sunny day whilst having your feet kissed by angels" - Fresh on the Net.
"One of the most beautiful EPS I’ve had the pleasure of listening to this year" – Don’t Need no Melody
"This band are modern, diverse and on their way up the industry ladder" - Right Chord Music