Australian born, NY-based experimental pop duo Young Magic dropped the single “Lucien” from their forthcoming album, Still Life, a few weeks ago. Like much of the album, the track is inspired by vocalist Melati Malay rediscovering her roots in Java, Indonesia. Down to the gamelan — an ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia made up mostly percussive instruments mixing metallophones played by mallets and hand-played drums called kendhang — the Indonesian influence on the track is conspicuous.
Today, the duo release a matching clip via The FADER that is just as prominently Indonesian. Malay is draped in traditional Indonesian clothing as lingering slow-motion shots of her enveloped by fog, running through a sparse forest, and masked dancers create an alluring mysticism. Combined with the already captivating song, it’s sure to put you in a mild trance for just under five minutes. Check it out.