Khruangbin has shared a new single and accompanying music video entitled “Pelota”. The song marks the third single from the band’s forthcoming third album, Mordechai, out on June 26th.
The video, directed by Hugo Rodrigues Rodriguez, finds an androgynous, amorphous blob of a person donning the iconic Khruangbin wig always worn by bassist Laura Lee Ochoa (who recently added the new last name after a baptism-like experience abroad) and guitarist Mark Speer.
Speer’s tremelo-laden guitar forms the band’s iconic Thai-funk sound as our character traverses the Serengeti of the video, searching for a home. Meanwhile, Lee Ochoa’s voice sings a soothing string of Spanish lyrics and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson holds down the backbeat with a simple snare and high hat. After breaking through the walls of dimensions, our protagonist comes face-to-face with larger-than-life anime illustrations of the band members. Our main character blissfully floats through space while grooving to the multicultural fusion that is Khruangbin as the video comes to a close.
“A Texan band with a Thai name singing a song in Spanish, loosely based on a Japanese movie,” the band said of the song. Watch the new music video for “Pelota” from Khruangbin.
Khruangbin — “Pelota” (Official Video)
Khruangbin has also recently re-launched the AirKhruang website, which formerly generated “Flight Playlists” of music from around the world for listeners. Now the site is back with “Shelter In Place” feature that generates a playlist of songs for whatever household activity a user inputs. Visit the AirKhruang website to see what it’s all about.