“See my brains ooze out in this Trekker friendly music video for 'Taking a Page.” Filmed in Nepal. More specifically in Kathmandu, Muktinath, Ranipauwa, Pokhara, and a few remote parts of upper and lower Mustang. In it you will find:
My monk friend Moti doing make up for the first time... Neten Chockling Rinpoche liberating a few yaks (roam free wild sisters and hermanos!) Lindsay from the Bardos! A bloody shower! Boudanath Stupa! Sky Caves! The chords to Iced Honey by Metallica and Lou Reed Free Jazz
Ultimately , This is a love letter to Nepal! A land of truly mystical proportions that must be experienced!”
Describing the genesis of the song—for which he sought special permission from Carole King to lift a line and melody from her beloved 1971 classic "So Far Away"—Banhart says, "I'm not sure what 'Taking a Page' is about, at least I'm not sure of how to synthesize it into something pithy. I definitely know it's about how much I can't stand car chases and those long drawn out guitar solos (though I've certainly been guilty of plenty of em!). I do remember the night Trump won—the shock and fear. I instinctively reached for a Carole King album. I knew it would help. I knew it would come in handy … and it did. Still does. I'm so glad Carole got to hear it. It's really just a song about my entire life. I can't explain it much beyond that."
Carole King's immediate response upon hearing the song: "I like it."