After a triumphant return to the UK last week with another stint of sold-out shows including London Islington’s Assembly Hall, US sensation Nahko has released the official video for his latest single ‘Be Here Now’. The track is taken from his eclectic new album My Name Is Bear, which was released in October.
Featuring a montage of recent live footage alongside colourful, rich scenes of Nahko performing on a misty mountain top and playing a magnificent Elton John-style grand piano festooned with twinkling lights, the video perfectly captures Nahko’s quirky and positive personality and his band’s carefree and uplifting vibe.
Speaking about the piano, Nahko says, “We put the word out to our community that we were looking for an old upright piano that we could place outside for a base shot on this shoot. What we got was even cooler! Through the grapevine connections from some sisters in the medicine tribe, we found a fellow named Coda. He had this piano he had designed and built from scratch. Each key lights up a different string of LED lights and there are several settings for different displays. Coda pulled up to our location on Grizzly Peak in Berkeley on the side of the lookout road. We unloaded the piano and built it right there! It was pretty amazing, talk about community powered movements.”
He continues about the video, “Some of my favourite music videos catalog a journey into the life and times of an artist. It's a window into their world that you don't always get to see. I find them to be gems. We have a lot of those moments on the road and being able to capture them in a genuine light is the trick.”
‘Be Here Now’ follows the ethereal and beautiful video for ‘Dragonfly’ with his close friend Paris Jackson, and is a quirky, honest and effortlessly endearing offering which encompasses the free-spiritedness that Nahko’s fans have come to know.
With Nahko’s devoted following constantly growing in the UK and all his headline shows selling out yet again, Nahko will return to the UK for solo headline shows in April 2018.