The lovingly smoke-infused tones of Glasgow’s own Mother Ganga, aka Lewis Cook, have met a visual soul companion in Rob Chabebe and Joe Perez of Eye Bodega‘s new video for “Do I?” Splashes of ecstatic color manifest and fade as doubled vocals and non-Cartesian grids of arpeggiating synth set about powering their way through the visuals’ highly interpretive flux, creating many happy accidents along the way. By the time the last few breaks hit, form begins to give way to texture, as if Cook’s probing into the backrooms of his own head has somehow landed us all momentarily inside the bloodstream of a purple-hued supreme being.
This alternately funky and withdrawn piece of synth poppery that seems so intent on its titular question is an excellent introduction to Mother Ganga’s boldly flavored premiere tape, Pineal Soup. Now stop looking at that Prince .gif and watch the video.
Written by Luke Carrell