Along with Djuna Wahlrab, Matthew Houck, the craggy-voiced country-rock rambler behind Phosphorescent, co-directed his own video for “Song For Zula,” the stately and pretty first single from his very good new album Muchacho. The whole video plays out as one single six-minute tracking shot, telling the tale of a wild-eyed woman who uses a rock to pound away at the chains shackling her, causing waves of pixelated digital distortion with every blow. I’m not exactly sure what the video’s supposed to represent, but it’s definitely supposed to represent something. Watch it below.
Muchacho is out now on Dead Oceans.