Active Child & Australia’s Raw Beauty

Pat Grossi is Active Child, and his swift rise to notoriety followed the 2011 release of his first album, This is All I See. I first heard it through an NPR interview last year, and was taken with the spare arrangement and hypnotic (if subtle) beats that carry his music along. Grossi traveled to Australia to film the music video for the single Johnny Belinda, an odd-named, but beautiful song sung in choral-falsetto. Shot by Dylan Wiehahn, the video is monumental in visual scope, capturing time-lapse storm clouds and the raw expansiveness of Australia’s east coast. Watch it below, or better yet, watch it in fullscreen HD to really feel the experience.