Eric Chenaux – Amazing Backgrounds Music Video

This video for Eric Chenaux’s “Amazing Backgrounds” will no doubt feel pretentious to some, but I think there’s something marvelous about taking five minutes to focus in on subtle beauties around us.

The importance of “slow burners” is sometimes acknowledged — some of the best albums are growers, some of the best romances are those overlooked upon first glance — but it’s rare that this notion is taken so literally. “Amazing Backgrounds” is a reminder to slow down and to focus; recognize that the genteel nature of some things has worth, too.

Honestly, if you ask me, Constellation Records is killing it with music videos, between this one, the one for Tindersticks’ “Medicine”, and Colin Stetson’s “Those Who Didn’t Run”. Way to go, guys.

Directed by Eric Cazydyn.

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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