Video of The Day: Okey Dokey

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

It's easy to get lost in the warm embrace of Okey Dokey's "Whose Heart." The prismatic psych-soul ditty feels comfortable and enveloping thanks to its solid vintage vibes, the song floating along on some mighty fine, languid golden grooves.

What's not so easy is looking away from the song's video, created by the voice of Okey Dokey, Aaron Martin. Martin's dizzying reel of constantly changing imagery picks up on the song's inspiration - says Martin; "It’s sort of a depiction of the moment when you get stuck in a stare. I’m looking at my feet, now I’m day dreaming, now I’m gone. In a single day dream you can be in a million places, worrying about or enjoying a million different things. The song is about feeling like you have given yourself a lonely future, but the video focuses on how hard it can be to feel a specific emotion when every action and every thought comes with whatever happens to be around you or on your phone. There are so many other people that you can’t really just be alone to feel things. It’s loud in our heads because we are used to it being that way." Why not take a few minutes to clear some space in your head (and then fill it with Okey Dokey)?

[posted 2.1.19]


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