Friday, June 30, 2017

Lando Chill - Break Them Shackles | Official Music Video

Let the person people want you to be die, be reborn as who you are. From the breakthrough album "The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind" by Lando Chill out now on Mello Music Group.

Lead Vocals Lando Chill 
Co-produced The Lasso 
Chris Pierce - Bass 
Laísa Laii - Additional Vocals 

Mello Music Group, 2017
Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth

Produced by Mild West 

The Boy - Lance Alan 
The Mirage - Brie Zepeda 

Director - Malcolm Critcher 
Director of Photography - Symeon Platts 
Line Producer - Serena Sahajian 
1st Assistant Director - Maggie Adams 
Steadicam Operator - Chance Roberts 
1st Assistant Camera - Aaron Lochert 
2nd Assistant Camera - Hannah Sweet 
Gaffer - Matt Cole 
Grip - Ramtin Tebyanian 
Grip - Diego Dorame 
Makeup Artist - Julio Hernandez 

Special Thanks: The Dog Days Project 



In creating this video I did my best to draw from the same inspirations Lando did with “Boy Who Spoke to the Wind”. I read, and re-read The Alchemist. I spoke at length with him about what inspired the album at a foundational level, both in his personal life and in the world today. 

One thing that struck me about both The Alchemist and Boy Who Spoke to the Wind, was that each and every time I returned to them I took away something different. Great art functions as a mirror, allowing you to reevaluate and reinterpret its meaning based on where you are in your own life. 

I wanted the videos I did for this album to function in that same space of fostering self reflection. I didn’t want to give easy answers. I wanted to invite the viewer to apply their own meaning to the symbols and events that occur. Drawing from films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Under The Skin I went about curating a project in which I did my best to set up an intriguing equation, the hope here of course is to provoke introspection within the viewer as they personally work to apply meaning. 

As a viewer, and an artist I have always found this process to be infinitely more rewarding, and if Lando’s music is remotely indicative of his fan base, I am confident they will feel the same. 

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