Master The Art Of Psychedelic Isolation With Jonathan Wilson’s “Me”

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Photo: Jonathan Wilson – “Me” [Official Music Video] YouTube

Jonathan Wilson takes us into a psychedelic isolation in his new video “Me” where we see him lingering in the majestic emptiness while bombarding us with vibrant, mind-dazzling animations. Just watch:

“The song ‘Me’ is a journey into myself, a self questioning piece of music, where I ask ‘Have I sang of peace at least?’ ‘Have I helped my fellow man at all?’ and ‘Where will we be when we are?’ For the video I teamed up with the amazing director Sam Kristofski and we shot on vintage 35 film stock in the Black dunes of Northern New Zealand. Sam’s idea was to have me high on the ridge witnessing my own burial, the use of mirrors and the baking sun were the only production elements, when I finally dug my grave the heavy black sand was almost too intense to be fully buried in, we had to act quick to get the shot. After that the video fades into the work of the amazing Mexico City based animator Cossa, who uses sublime techniques to bring the burial into the afterlife, where I melt into quickly moving dimensions, symbols of eternal life, symbols of death, the Sun, and the moon and the ring it creates is the circle or loop that you get trapped in for all or eternity.” explained Jonathan

The track is from his latest album Rare Birds, which was released back in March 2nd and featured contributions from artists such as Father John Misty, Lana Del Rey, and many more. Jonathan will go on an acoustic tour across North America starting February, so don’t miss him:

2/17 – Third & Lindsley (Nashville, TN, USA)

2/20 – Ram’s Head On Stage (Annapolis, MD, USA)

2/21 – First Unitarian Stage (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

2/22 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA, USA)

2/23 – Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall (New York, NY, USA)

2/25 – First Unitarian Church (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

3/08 – Bluebird Theater (Denver, CO, USA)

3/09 – eTown (Boulder, CO, USA)

3/13 – Harlow’s (Sacramento, CA, USA)

3/14 – Swedish American Hall (San Francisco, CA, USA)

3/15 – Terrapin Crossing (San Rafael, CA, USA)

3/16 – Henry Miller Library (Big Sur, CA, USA)

8/7-10 – Oya Festival (Oslo, Norway)