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I recently came across the most beautiful music video by the band Darlingside which features a very beautiful and intricate story The God of Loss illustrated out of cut paper by the artist Andrew Benincasa.
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Darlingside is a four-piece band who began their journey at Williams College in Massachusetts. The four members (Auyon Mukharji, David Senft, Harris Paseltiner, and Don Mitchell) each met through songwriting classes, the school’s acapella group, or luckily being roommates. For the next few years, the band slowly began find their true sound. They changed their direction from an indie band with drums to a quartet, interchanging their banjo, violin, mandolin, and cello, while sharing one microphone. Darlingside’s newest release, Birds Say, was released September 18th, 2015.
The band released their newest music video for their song, “God of Loss” this past October. The video premiered on NPR; Bob Boilen (NPR Host, All Songs Considered) stated that he could not stop rewatching the video as it “takes a simple idea…and shapes it into something that honestly feels divine.” Throughout its release day, Darlingside was in awe once they realized the video reached 13,000 views – and the number has been steadily growing since.
This mesmerizing animation was created by Andrew Benincasa, a paper-cut artist based in Brooklyn. With using only paper, a hobby knife and a backlight, Benincasa was able to provide imagery for one of Darlingside’s more somber and delicate songs.
Mukharji expressed that, “the stark, black-and-white presentation combined with Andrew’s richly detailed paper-cutting imbues the song with an almost mythological depth.”
“Exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop.” – NPR Music
“Locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it’s hard to tell if it’s one voice or 12″ – Rolling Stone
“Fresh, vital, and organic […] Darlingside balances retro and contemporary with discreet aplomb”
– American Songwriter
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