Update: Music video replaced lyric video on May 25, 2016.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have shared a music video for "Shine," a track from their 2016 album, Call It What It Is. You can watch the clip above, via YouTube.
In the video, we see a sign language translator as well as the song's lyrics being scrolled across in multiple languages on the bottom. Ben Harper told Entertainment Weekly: “[That] concept came from a line in the song, ‘if you were all I had, I’d have it all.’ I was curious how the lyric would look and sound translated into different languages, and then it took off from there.”
Funky keyboards, drums, and guitar riffs help to make "Shine" a fun song, and warm slide guitar playing adds to the song's character. The video also gives fans a sneak peak at Ben and the band doing their thing in a recording studio.
In early February, Harper shared a lyric video for the socially conscious title track, "Call It What It Is," which is a lot darker by comparison. Ben always makes music videos that are interesting to watch, and we hope he continues to make more for the new LP.
Call It What It Is was released on April 8, 2016, via Stax Records. Pick it up on Amazon.
For the latest music, news, and tour dates from Ben Harper, check out his Zumic artist page.
Source: Ben Harper YouTube