With the release of Doe Paoro’s Anti- debut album After, which the Huffington Post called “a refreshing standout in the indie-pop genre” and wrote,“ having drawn comparisons in the past to James Blake, Adele, and Lykke Li, Paoro contributes an earthy, minimalist sound that is simultaneously nostalgic and contemporary,” the singer-songwriter unveils a visually exquisite video for her song “Hypotheticals” care of NPR. The clip follows Paoro as she travels through an exotic and increasingly dreamlike setting in and around Tulum Mexico, the vivid imagery perfectly mirroring the vibe and progression of the song. Paoro discusses the video, directed by Dan Huiting, and her collaboration with a local Mexican artist collective.
Watch the new video for "Hypotheticals": http://www.npr.org/event/music/441219566/doe-paoro-dives-in-with-hypotheticals-video
“A friend of mine who I met in India lives in Tulum, Mexico and I went down there to visit her in 2012 and fell in love with the land, culture and community there. People there have maintained a strong sense of connection, respect and care for the earth in a way that I resonate with and find powerful. I wanted to make a video that showed a little bit of this. For this video, Dan Huiting (pitchfork city of music) and I teamed up with Residencia Gorila, which is an Artist Collective in Tulum to make the video. I am jumping into a cenote in the scene off the bridge. Cenotes are incredible because in many of them, you can see underwater clearly with your eyes open . Dan and I liked this idea of having the elements of sky, earth, and underwater as part of the journey of the video; a reflection of the various internal spaces we experience when traveling through the decisions we've made in life.”
On After, Paoro worked with producers Sean Carey (drummer / supporting vocalist for Bon Iver) and BJ Burton (The Tallest Man on Earth, Sylvan Esso, and others) to even further deepen her musical repertoire, creating a mesmerizing hybrid of R&B, synthpop, and indie-leaning electro rooted in an earthy minimalism, drawing from influences ranging from Carole King to Portishead, Aretha Franklin and beyond. The album was recorded at April Base, a Wisconsin ranch house that Vernon had converted into a studio.
Vast yet intimate, hypnotic yet electrifying, After plays with time, space, and mood to provide an ever-changing backdrop for Paoro’s exploration of the album’s often painful subject matter. “Many of the songs come from a feeling of loss, and the period of reflection that unfolds after you’ve realize something’s ended,” says Paoro, who co-wrote After with a number of songwriters that included—in addition to Fox—Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John), Max Hershenow (MS MR), and Adam Rhodes.
Early Acclaimed for Doe Paoro’s album After:
“Paoro creates songs that are at once intimate and expansive, with lyrics that travel a wide emotional terrain between the poles of love and loss.” - Nylon
“LA-based singer-songwriter Doe Paoro constructs thoughtful, provocative pop songs that balance soul and tenderness with something darker and more haunting. Paoro stands out because her music draws from so many different genres and sounds.” - Earmilk
“Simply put, here is a lady who is writing lyrically sublime and clever music that hints at far greater things to come. It deserves to be noticed and celebrated as a showcase of great potential; this is music to lie in a field to, music to reminisce to, music to close your eyes to, as After seems to be coming before big things for this star.” - Pressplay.ok
“Damn Doe Paoro spins a kind of magic with her music.” - Noisey
Paoro will be touring North America next month with Little May and with acclaimed Louisiana band Givers starting this November.
Oct-29, Seattle, WA - Barboza*
Oct-30, Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*
Nov-2, San Francisco, CA - The Independent*
Nov-3, Los Angeles, CA - The Echo*
Nov-8, Nashville, TN Exit In**
Nov-10, Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre**
Nov-11, Washington, DC U Steet Music Hall**
Nov-12 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade**
Nov-14, Toronto, ON**
Nov-15, Buffalo, NY**
Nov-17 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair**
Nov-18 Northampton, MA Pearl St downstairs**
Nov-20 Philadelphia, PA Boot and Saddle**
Nov-21 Charlottesville, VA The Southern**
Nov-22 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle Backroom**
Nov-24 Atlanta, GA The Earl**
Nov-25 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks**
* With Little May
** With Givers