Devendra Banhart - Taking a Page (Official Video)




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Premiered Sep 13, 2019

Devendra Banhart's "Taking a Page," from his new album, Ma, out now on Nonesuch Records: https://smarturl.it/DevendraBanhartMa

Filmed by The Bardos in Nepal

“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."



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    • Taking a Page
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    • Ma
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    • WMG (on behalf of Nonesuch); ARESA


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