Toronto avant-pop sculptor John Southworth followed up his 2014 double-LP Niagara with Small Town Water Tower earlier this month. Today, he’s released a video for the percussion-heavy groove “Champion Of Love” that was inspired by Triple Crown-winning horse American Pharoah. It’s a simple clip that contrasts cosmopolitan imagery against rustic farm landscapes while Southworth himself does some quirky dancing alongside a woman dressed in traditional Egyptian garb. There are a lot of moving parts that seem out of step with the loving sentiment of the song, but somehow it still works. Check it out below.
Small Town Water Tower is out now on Tin Angel.