This video for Eric Chenaux’s “Amazing Backgrounds” will no doubt feel pretentious to some, but I think there’s something marvelous about taking five minutes to focus in on subtle beauties around us.

The importance of “slow burners” is sometimes acknowledged — some of the best albums are growers, some of the best romances are those overlooked upon first glance — but it’s rare that this notion is taken so literally. “Amazing Backgrounds” is a reminder to slow down and to focus; recognize that the genteel nature of some things has worth, too.

Honestly, if you ask me, Constellation Records is killing it with music videos, between this one, the one for Tindersticks’ “Medicine”, and Colin Stetson’s “Those Who Didn’t Run”. Way to go, guys.

Directed by Eric Cazydyn.

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