Mexico City’s .Stendal has shared a video for a song named after the neurological phenomenon of synesthesia, and it illustrates the experience with dizzying, mesmerizing visuals.
The video was shot by Rarara Films in collaboration with Copete Cohete. Rarara are the production company behind Carla Morrison‘s striking video for “Un Beso,” as well as Pitchfork’s Nrmal recap series. The clip stars Mexican actor Óscar Serafín Álvarez, who’s best known for appearing in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre. Through the use of stock footage, blindfolds, and selective coloring, the viewer sees what the actor is sensing. The clip complements the gothic pop flavor of .Stendal’s music, all synth lines and dark vibes. Textures give way to melancholia, spawning something powerful.
“Sinestesia” is a single off the band’s 2015 self-titled debut.