Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane isn’t short on talented collaborators in his latest album The Ambassador: the work features contributions from Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), composer and violinist Caroline Shaw and vocalist Aoife O’Donovan. But Kahane shines on his own, from the layered instrumentals to the heartfelt vocals. The album is set for release on June 3, and in anticipation for the release Kahane has composed a video for his song “Bradbury (304 Broadway),” designed to serve as a response to the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner.
“I knew that I wanted to do a video for this song, but that there was no way I could compete with the extraordinary production design of the movie,” said Kahane. “So live action seemed out of the question. What Manual Cinema has achieved so beautifully here is all done with incredibly simple technology: shadow puppets, overhead projectors, and the silhouette of a single actor. Rather than illustrating the story of the song, they’ve created their own narrative riff off of the original film.”
Watch the video for “Bradbury (304 Broadway)” in the player above.