Canadian-American Megan Perra was inspired by the cultural fusion of Kokoro to create a beautiful, drone filmed music video for Danish Anna Lidell’s remix of Per Bloch’s Greek song.
Here, Megan describes the background to the video:
“It was filmed on a cross-country drive, beginning on the Gaspésie Peninsula in Quebec and ending on the Oregon coast in the US, with additional footage from my travels within Alaska. My path across the country took me through eastern Canada, across the Midwest, the Badlands, and the continental divide of the Rockies, with a short detour through Alberta. I pulled off the highway whenever I could in order to find spots where I could fly, and filming helped break up the monotony of the cross-country trip. Seeing the North American continent from a different perspective has added a new dimension of appreciation for this rugged landscape.”
And here, Anna Lidell describes her work on the remix:
“When I first heard the Kokoro songs, I totally fell for Ελευθερία’s beautiful cello and piano theme. The grooves had so much texture and character and it was fun to juggle freely with them and change the structure. I let the cello be a kind of soloist in my version and added a repetitive bass that carries the first two minutes. I also thought it was fun to let Per Bloch’s very dreamy and powerful vocal come in quite shortly to let the listener be hungry for more.”
Kokoro Remakes has received support from DJBFA, Koda, The Bøhmske Foundation and was launched in a luxurious setting at the cocktail bar Gilt in Copenhagen with drinks sponsored by Kyrö Distillery from Finland.