There’s both hope and anxiety at the prospect of “new life,” something Peruvian-turned-Londoner Francois Peglau explains to us in his new video, “La vida es un misterio,” the first single off his upcoming album, La Crísis del Segundo Disco (slated for a September release).
Peglau is a new dad, so he let the experience inspire him for this breezy, lo-fi, bolero-ish track. The song feels like a Motown-influenced lullaby, aided by the playful tone in which he tells us that life is a mystery and there’s no way of knowing where it will take us. The video is all sorts of cute, too, as it features the musician playing the track for his (adorable) months-old son. Peglau also takes us through the daily routine of life with children, including changing diapers, getting dirty, and having fun. I love that every frame of the video and every chord in the song feel genuine and warm. It conveys the very real mixed emotions of parenthood.
The video, directed and produced by Fracaso Producciones, was made in London’s Crouch End neighborhood, which couldn’t have been more perfect of a setting.