Shintaro Sakamoto – “You Just Decided” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Shintaro Sakamoto, former frontman of the Japanese psych-rock legends Yura Yura Teikoku, is preparing to release his solo album How To Live With A Phantom, in which he explores various global strains of ’70s folk-pop. We’ve already posted his track “In A Phantom Mood,” and now we’ve got the video for “You Just Decided,” a piece of ultra-slick psych-pop that comes complete with smooth-jazz sax tootles. Sakamoto directed and animated the video himself, and it’s an utterly absorbing piece of Bill Plympton-style hand-drawn cartoon madness, in which everything morphs into everything else and nothing makes the slightest bit of sense. Watch it below.
How To Live With A Phantom is out 7/17 on Other Music Recording Co.