Autogramm, the synth-driven Power-Pop trio from Chicago and Vancouver, has released a new music video for their latest single, “Mantra.” The video was created by award-winning director Shayne Ehman (METZ/Asphalt Watches). The track is featured on the band’s sophomore album, No Rules, which was released on April 16th via Nevado Records.
Guitarist/Vocalist Jiffy Marx stated:
“On our first tour to Mexico, we flew in on a red eye flight then partied all night every night for a week. It was super fun but my internal clock never really adjusted – I’d be up until 3 or 4AM every night and then waking at 7AM, which is when I usually get up at home. The lyrics for ‘Mantra’ are literally a mantra I made up to help clear my mind on those mornings when every part of me except my stupid brain knew that I needed more than 3 or 4 hours sleep!”
Director Ehman added:
“The members of Autogramm and I all have a relationship to skateboarding. The lyrics of ‘Mantra’ describe a certain relationship to satori, meditation, focus/flow, repetition, mind/no mind, of being in the zone. Things which are felt when skateboarding is good yet are difficult if not impossible to describe using words. The song is a ‘mantra,’ a way of training to be prepared for flow when you need to flow.”
Check out the video for “Mantra” below and keep checking back in for more from Autogramm!
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