i can see the sun
Pitchfork just upped the official video for Gui Boratto's "Beautiful Life." South American sunshine poured into minimal Kompact techno, "Beautiful Life" has been one of my favorite songs in the last couple of months. It's eight minutes of effusive joy, an simple appreciation that you can't possibly count all of the good things in life.
The official video tries to capture this timeless feeling with shots of cheery grandparents working with their hands and a family enjoying life's innumerable small pleasures. It's moving scene, but I like this homemade version better. Driving through Buenos Aires at sunset, a driver's side mirror reflects what's gone by as the car hurls forward. The hand held camera jumps around a bit, but there remains a sense of stillness and calm amidst all the motion. It could just be my headphones, but the track sounds much more like a private moment of revelation than a communal celebration of shared feeling. The youtube'd video captures this personal intensity with single perspective, whereas the official flick tries to make the feeling appear more universal. Summer is here, so please enjoy either or.
¶ 1:00 PM