Andy Shauf premieres video for ‘The Magician’

Andy Shauf The Magician vid cap

Singer and songwriter Andy Shauf has premiered a video for his track “The Magician.”

The song is lifted from Shauf’s forthcoming new album, The Party, scheduled for release on the 20th of May via ANTI records.

Says Shauf of the new clip, directed by Winston Hacking: “I’ve kind of realised over the past little while that when you are working with someone else you have to let them realise their own artistic vision and work within their own tastes. I’m really glad that we gave Winston free reign over the video because he used such beautiful imagery and striking colors to create this collage that I’m proud to have been a part of.”

Director Hacking explains the genesis and execution of the concept: “My mom gave me a bunch of old postcards from my grandparents’ collection – they were the starting point for the idea and became the backdrop to the video. I live in Montreal but the performance shoot had to happen in Toronto so I directed it over Skype. My photographer friend Geoff Fitzgerald shot Andy singing and then sent it to me. I printed out a still frame of Andy’s face and cut out the eyes and mouth. I put the performance video on an IPad and taped the still frame print of Andy overtop. I then shot the IPad with the photo overtop – I wanted him to blend into the ‘paperteered’ collage world seamlessly.”

Watch the video for “The Magician” – originally premiered via Stereogum – below.

Shauf will be touring extensively in Europe in the next few months with confirmed shows as follows:

14th Apr – Academy, Bristol, UK *
15th Apr – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK *
16th Apr – Mash House, Edinburgh, UK **
17th Apr – Mandela Hall, Belfast, IE *
18th Apr – Olympia, Dublin, IE *
19th Apr – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK *
20th Apr – Studio 2, Liverpool, UK **
21st Apr – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK **
23rd Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
24th Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
25th Apr – Joiners Arms, Southampton, UK **
27th Apr – Trianon, Paris, FR *
28th Apr – AB, Brussell, BE *
29th Apr – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL *
30th Apr – Rotterdam, Paradijskerk (Rotown) **
01st May – Groningen, Grand Theatre **
02nd May – E-Werk, Cologne, DE *
04th May – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, DE *
06th May – Admiralspalast, Berlin, DE *
08th May – Berns, Stockholm, SE *
09th May – Rockefeller, Oslo, NO *
10th May – VEGA, Copenhagen, DK *
11th May – Grand, Malmo, SE **
12th May – Oceanen, Gothenburg, SE **
16th May – B72, Vienna, AT **
17th May – Zurich, EXIL, CH **
18th May – Geneva, Kalvingrad, CH **
19th May – Botanique, Brussells, BE **
23rd May – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL **
25th May – Bush Hall, London, UK **
26th May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK **
30th May – La Péniche, Lille, FR **
31st May – Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR
02nd Jun – Primavera, Barcelona, ES

* = with the Lumineers
** = headline show

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