Video of the Month for January 2023

This 2022 groovy indie dance track by Toro y Moi features artsy, nostalgic city scenes over an irresistible “psych-funk” groove driven by a sublimated bass and tambourines, and punctuated by electric yelps. Critics have described the song and video as having a Bootsy Collins-like vibe, but where the video for “Postman” really stands out is its transition from live-action shots to colorful 3D animation during the super catchy double-time breakdown of the song. Bear’s low, raspy vocals are unmistakeable on this track, and his decision to reference his Filipino heritage in the video–via a close-up shot of Bear with a Philippines stamp on his tongue, mimicking an acid tab–makes it truly stand out as a unique and modern indie funk gem. The video was directed by Kid. Studio, the Toronto-based creative who’s provided visuals for industry giants like the Weeknd.

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