At first impression, I wasn’t much of a Hello Seahorse! fan, but that changed about a month or two ago. Upon close examination of the exquisite directorial work of their music videos and the orchestral rise and fall of the lovely Lo Blondo, Vanil’la Face or D’nis (what have you), I’ve been converted. With this, the most subtle, poetic and nuanced of Hello Seahorse!’s videos, we see a maturing band and an audience of friends and family tranquil in the ascending success of the group.
“Velo de Novia,” set along a D.F. rooftop, as intimate and warm as the fresh breeze that blows past the specter’s faces, ebbs as an anthem for México and perhaps as an apt metaphor for the troubled times our brothers and sisters in the southlands face. With reference to folk ballads such as “La Llorona,” and the iconic economic Torre Latinoamericana pinched between the closing shots, Lo Blondo’s frail wrists and the vulnerable, yet commanding presence of her voice loom through the atmosphere. Swooning with remiss emotion, Hello Seahorse! presents the latest video for “Velo de Novia” of the 2011 Lejos. No Tan Lejos.
Click on the YouTube screen grab below to watch the flick.