New Very Best Video – “Warm Heart Of Africa” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)
I don’t know if the Very Best’s people releasing the video for their track featuring Ezra Koenig during Vampire Week will maximize its promotional value or wash it out in the deluge of Contra-related content, but whatever the case, here it is, and it’s a cute one. You don’t need to see the Very Best live to know that Esau Mwamwaya is the human manifestation of sunshine, although seeing the smile that voice is filtered through certainly helps. Ezra and Esau come from different worlds, but somehow wind up in the same place, from that uncanny likability to their apparent chemistry. Shit even their names seem like cultural mirrors of one another’s. There’s some poetry to seeing the pair transported to the warm heart of Africa via the magic of green screen here, considering the likelihood Ezra’s voice was analogously transported into the warm heart of this track via music studio technology. Couple that with shots of the duo lip-syncing up some streets like they were slinging paper planes and you have the official vid for this little gem.
Warm Heart Of Africa is out via Green Owl.