Baaba Maal's "Television" video (Awesome of the Day)
Beginning today, Paste editor-in-chief Josh Jackson will pick something new every day—like a song, a film, a beer or, in this case, a music video—that he thinks will make your life a little more enjoyable.
Filmmakers David Hensher and Johan Koelb have thrown the kitchen sink at the title track of Baaba Maal's first proper album in eight years, Television. The video looks like every lo-fi Spike Jonze/Michel Gondry effect jumbled into each other as the directors move in and out of TV screens and across the globe, while Maal sings "L'Homme dans la television." "Every one of us is the man in the television,” he tells Muso's Guide. "It is a wonderful instrument...if you use it to educate the next generation." And with Sabina Scuibba and the rest of the Brazilian Girls helping out, Maal's African electro-pop groove stays fresh for all seven minutes and 15 seconds.