Brooklyn experimental pop band Pavo Pavo—whose debut album Young Narrator in the Breakers will be released on November 11th, 2016 through Bella Union. recently, the band are sharing their video for “Ran Ran Run”. The video, created by collective SWIMMERS, offers a striking and artful display of whimsy through a series of staged scenarios. It’s wondrous and aesthetic, an effortless compliment to the airy resonance of the track. Vocalist Eliza Bagg elaborates: “‘Ran Ran Run’ is a song about the joys and sorrows of growing up, the awareness of impermanence and change — “time is a hole in my waterbed”! In the video we pass through some kind of portal into a completely manufactured reality — a space that is intense but also playful, full of stark contrasts and extremes (of color, texture, mood). We’re somewhere between children and adults, literally dressing up, playing, play-acting, trying on the guises of who me might be. Actually a theme throughout this record is that the whole prospect of becoming an adult involves a little bit of fantasy — reaching for a possible world or possible self, and aiming for magic, for something over the top, fantastical.”
The band started writing together while studying music at Yale University and since then its members have worked closely with indie and classical artists, Here We Go Magic, John Zorn, Dave Longstreth, Porches, Olga Bell, Lucius, Roomful of Teeth, and San Fermin.
Pavo Pavo is Eliza Bagg on violin, synthesizers, and voice, Oliver Hill on guitars, synthesizers, and voice, Nolan Green on guitars and voice, Austin Vaughn on drums, and Ian Romer on bass. The group borrows its name from the southern constellation, Pavo, Latin for peacock – an elegant and spectacular link of cosmic dust. The album was Co-produced by Danny Molad (Lucius) and Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds, Apollo Sunshine).