We are stoked to share the music video for “River Days,” the second track off of Minor Poet’s newly released album, And How! Based out of Richmond, Virginia, the band’s influences range from The Beach Boys to Magnetic Fields to create a psych pop sound that complements their existential lyricism.
“River Days” will somehow make you feel perfectly content with being trapped on an island in your mind through playful lo-fi instrumentation and ’60’s-pop influenced harmonies. The song talks about the all too familiar feeling of getting lost in your own anxieties about life — stuck in a hazy mindset that, on the surface, seems impossible to get out of. Songwriter, Andrew Carter, eloquently points out that these kinds of situations are just a part of life and the only way to get past them is to simply just surrender to the current and enjoy each moment as it comes. “We just picked a spot on the James River and [Sho Kellam, creator of Mikan Media] brought his camera and it all sort of came together in the moment,” Carter recalls. The music video throws us right into a convoluted forest, following a very sad looking dude who finds companionship and a good time at a river’s edge — simple yet tastefully poetic. Check out the video above and be sure to stream their album And How! via EggHunt Records.
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