At a time when the arts and culture remain under siege from the global health crisis and government criticism, we’re dipping back into the Far Out vault for a moment of nostalgic entertainment to keep us going.
When the world needs a jingly-jangly uplifting moment, there’s no better place to turn than Canada’s favourite som Mac DeMarco and the moment he took to a live-streamed event during his studio sessions via the secret YouTube channel called CAM TONY.
During those sessions, DeMarco put together a rendition of ‘Honey Moon’ by Japanese Haruomi Hosono. Since that moment, the indie musician when on to give his rendition the official seal of approval and, to follow it up, one artistic YouTube account took things to the next level by giving the track some visuals.
Back in 1996 Japanese film director, Shinji Aoyama released his first film Helpless, a feature that would go on to earn cult status among indie film lovers. The film follows Yasuo, a gangster, who was just released from jail.
Heading back out into society, the gangster believes his boss double-crossed him and, enraged, Yasuo is on his way to find the boss. However, before embarking on this dangerous adventure, Yasuo asks Kenji to take care of his mentally challenged sister, Yuri, and a mysterious black bag.
With DeMarco taking to Japanese for his latest effort, his track has been wonderfully combined to fit Aoyama’s film.
Here’s the video: