Published Mar 24, 2016Dan Mangan + Blacksmith released their debut album as a full band last year, delivering Club Meds. Now, they've enlisted a familiar face to appear in a brand new video for "Forgetery" from that same record.
The clip was directed by the Amazing Factory and features a series of performers experiencing moments of self-realization — including one character portrayed by actor Rainn Wilson.
In a statement, Mangan had this to say about "Forgetery":
My great aunt Margie used to say, 'My memory is shot, but my forgetery is very sharp. I had this amazing experience, once. I was, for a moment, completely and utterly connected and at peace with the entire universe. There was no truth or falseness, there was only perception and the question of willing to accept perception, or to to deny it. Acceptance led to beauty and wonderment. Denial led to conflict and anger. And then, as quickly as the feeling came over me, it was gone. It's a slippery fish. As soon as you're aware of an honest moment, it slips away and we go back to our internal discussion ABOUT the moment. Complete unconsciousness is the same thing as total consciousness.
Watch that introspective realization get channelled through a series of performances in the video for "Forgetery" below.