Jesse Harris may be known for writing Norah Jones‘ first hit “Don’t Know Why” and collaborating with the likes of Bright Eyes, Cat Power, Feist, M. Ward, Melody Gardot, Mike Patton, John Zorn, Solomon Burke, Willie Nelson andEmmylou Harris; however, the singer-songwriter is just as a prolific solo artist, gearing up to release his 13th solo album, No Wrong No Right. Today, we’re excited to premiere the video for the title track. Watch above as Harris and experimental duoStar Rover display their take on modern minimalism in the simple yet striking clip.
“With the video for “No Wrong No Right” we were going for a ’60s sci-fi look, emulating films such as The 10th Victim and [George Lucas’ first feature] THX 1138,” Harris explains. “The dancers were meant to represent more futuristic paganism than, say, ’80s Robert Palmer-style eroticism. That was the idea, anyway. I wrote the song about a kind of malaise that comes from letting time pass without making any hard decisions; through passiveness allowing nothing to occur. The video was meant to convey this angst—in the strobe lighting and the starkness of the scenery and wardrobe. As for the recording, we did the basic tracks for “No Wrong No Right”—the voice, guitars and drums—live, and then overdubbed organ, percussion and harmonies.”