Jimmie Manopo – Fariz RM – Novo Amor

Ali John Meredith-Lacey, better known as Novo Amor. A Welsh singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer released his debut album “Birthplace” on Oct 2019. His music can be best described as atmospheric that frequently emerged on the past few years when we talk about rising folk acts. My intention is focusing on his music video for “Birthplace” directed by Sil and Jorik is an homage to a tragedy that happened in Thailand when a whale died after consuming tons of plastic waste from humans. It’s trying to highlight the importance of the recently topic: plastic pollution in our oceans. The guy in the video represents humanity, as well as ocean life. The video opens with him co-existing with ocean life, but he eventually becomes trapped and absorbed by plastic waste, depicted by him being swallowed by a 13-meter whale made from plastic. It was shot on Komodo Island, Indonesia and the plastic whale built into a permanent installation by 25 local artists from Bali. Spending a total of 35 hours underwater, Novo Amor’s team worked tirelessly to create a visually stunning art. I also dedicate this powerful music video to the great musical existence of Jimmie Manopo and Fariz RM. They represent two endangered whales on the Indonesian music scene as a tribute from fans. (nDy)

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