Music Video: Have a dance with a nun in Devendra Banhart's new video

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Trust Devendra Banhart; beautiful melody-maker, artist, lover of Ana Kras and style icon to pop up with a game-changer of a video like this. Expertly shot, the story is of a young, black nun who escapes the confines of her convent and runs away to the big city where she becomes a glitzy, sexy television presenter. In between haunting imagery of her running through a monochrome forest in her habit, we are met with serene shots of her and Devendra dancing slowly side by side in a hypnotic, finger-clicking rhythm, the whites of their eyes boring into our own through our screens. This is how music videos should be: hypnotic, entrancing, stylish and perfectly in time with the music.

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    Devendra Banhart: Für Hildegard von Bingen. Written and directed by Devendra Banhart and Isaiah Seret

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    Devendra Banhart: Für Hildegard von Bingen. Written and directed by Devendra Banhart and Isaiah Seret

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    Devendra Banhart: Für Hildegard von Bingen. Written and directed by Devendra Banhart and Isaiah Seret

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    Devendra Banhart: Für Hildegard von Bingen. Written and directed by Devendra Banhart and Isaiah Seret

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    Devendra Banhart: Für Hildegard von Bingen. Written and directed by Devendra Banhart and Isaiah Seret

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    Devendra Banhart: Für Hildegard von Bingen. Written and directed by Devendra Banhart and Isaiah Seret

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.