Sam Amidon, the string instrumentalist and songwriter whose excellent full-length Lily-O was released late last year, has partnered with filmmaker and fine art photographer Andrea Sisson for his latest video. Shot in Ojai, California, the video features an appearance from actress and model Alex Noiret and lends artful imagery to “Blue Mountains,” a ballad about a young woman who falls in love with a married man.
“I met Sam several years ago on a New Year’s Eve in Iceland at Greenhouse Studios, amongst vodka, lamb and wild discussions,” Sisson said. “I found Sam on some steps in a corner, reading a book of poetry to a group of my friends; other musicians and artists.”
Later, the two artists reconnected in Los Angeles, where Amidon asked Sisson if she might be interested in working together on his latest music video. “I thought back to that night and immediately said yes,” she said.
Watch “Blue Mountains” in the player above. Lily-O is available now via Nonesuch Records.