Earlier this month, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges released their new collaborative EP, Texas Sun, via Dead Oceans, in partnership with Columbia Records and Night Time Stories Ltd. Khruangbin’s first time writing with a vocalist, Texas Sun was praised upon release for its seamless collaboration with Bridges, with NPR Music calling it “a perfect pairing.” Texas Sun debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart and Current R&B Albums Chart, #4 on Top Albums, and #57 on the Billboard Top 200.
Today, Khruangbin and Bridges present a new visual for the project’s “warm and leisurely and insinuating” (The New York Times) title track. Directed by Philip Andelman, the video highlights the unique Texan landscape, which Bridges also sings about throughout the track.
“I had never felt this transported by a song, never felt such a powerful need to shoot anything before in my life,” says Andelman. “We traveled out to East Texas and just started driving, creating our own set of adventures as we went along: meetings with pecan farmers in Van Horn, mezcal dealers in Marfa, ranchers in Valentine. We didn’t have much gear, just a camera, some incandescent bulbs, a tripod and ratchet straps. We fell into a family of friends in Marfa who took us over the finish line, rustling up wardrobes and cars, a neighbor with a home to shoot in, an ex-boyfriend with a drone. Calling this a labor of love would be an understatement, it was the ride of a lifetime.”
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