Venezuelan singer-songwriter Javier García and former front man of Telegrama, penetrates the music scene with his new band #YEI premiering the video to “Folky”, their latest single. “Folky” was directed by Adolfo Bueno and co-directed by Adrian Egea from Grilled Cheese Studios and was filmed in Barcelona, Spain.
The video is a depiction of how power can corrupt people and uses the index finger to portray that. A leader points his finger at his audience, a girl points her finger at her father and a couple of politicians steal index fingers. It ends up that the leader becomes prosecuted by his own people, the father gets hanged, and the politicians realize that no matter how many fingers they’ve stolen, they themselves are irrelevant and outdated. And so the saying goes, “remember that when you point a finger at someone, there are three more pointing back to you.”
“I still don’t understand a lot of the craziness in this video but I absolutely love it! It’s the best
I’ve done in my life because I had to act in it and it’s one of the things I love the most! The storyline makes sense, it’s profound and the artistic direction is impeccable. This in turn, is what I wanted to accomplish with this project…to expose my artistic expression,” affirms #YEI about the video.
“Folky” is a reflection of what happens in the world, it’s a cry about external and internal conflict peppered with sarcasm and dark humor.
#YEI’s debut album “Barriendo Escombros Después de la Fiesta” (Sweeping Debris after the Party) is one that combines and captures these tumultuous times we are living in without the fear of defying the establishment, governments and their main characters; but at the same time, you can easily recognize that#YEI’s intention is a humane one, striving to make this world a better place.
“Folky” is a single off the new album which is set to be released in mid-March on all digital platforms. Art direction and concept for #YEI’s album was done by VAM. For more information: www.vam.is