Hildegard causes quite a stir once she flees from the secluded cloister she called home to become an MTV VJ. If there is anyone who would dream this story up, it is Devendra Banhart. His latest release, Mala
, is out now on Nonesuch Records and delivers one of Banhart's most cohesive records. The video was directed by Isaiah Seret and written by Seret and Banhart. The music video has an impressive line of contributors to its name; Jodie Smith stars as Hildegard and Joel Virgil as the head priest. The beautifully shot cinematography is all thanks to Wyatt Troll whose black and white aesthetic breathes air into the the music, and falls quietly on the great story line.
is out now. Purchase the album at the Nonesuch Store.