Bonobo Debuts Video For “Otomo”

Bonobo (aka Simon Green) has shared the first official music video from his forthcoming album Fragments Ninja Tune on January 14, 2022
Bonobo (aka Simon Green) has shared the first official music video from his forthcoming album Fragments

Bonobo (aka Simon Green) has shared the first official music video from his forthcoming album Fragments Ninja Tune on January 14, 2022. The video for “Otomo” reunites Green with London-based director and photographer Dave Bullivant. It was shot over three days in South Africa using a 360 camera that follows roller skater Harrison Peterkin as he glides through stunning natural settings and cityscapes. As the 360 camera twists and turns, the effect is both dazzling and dizzying, as if the viewer is sent hurtling through a vortex. Bullivant also directed Bonobo’s “Kerala” video from 2017’s Migration.

Fragments also features Joji, Kadhja Bonet and Jordan Rakei. Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fueled by both collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild.

“This video is about finding something that helps you escape for a while. I wanted to capture the duality of the song, which at times feels completely carefree and at others feels totally claustrophobic. I used small 360 cameras to create a pretty weird visual language that I love. The way they could whip around the skater as he lost himself in his movement allowed for some nearly impossible camera movements and effects,” says Bullivant.

Bonobo
Fragments
Track List
Ninja Tune

1. Polyghost (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
2. Shadows (feat. Jordan Rakei)
3. Rosewood
4. Otomo (feat. O’Flynn)
5. Tides (feat. Jamila Woods)
6. Elysian
7. Closer
8. Age of Phase
9. From You (feat. Joji)
10. Counterpart
11. Sapien
12. Day by Day (feat. Kadhja Bonet)

FRAGMENTS LIVE TOUR DATES – 2022

North America
18-Feb: Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
19-Feb: PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY
20-Feb: EXPRESS LIVE!, Columbus, OH
21-Feb: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
25-Feb: Great Hall at Avant Gardner, Brooklyn, NY
27-Feb: Royale, Boston, MA
28-Feb: Echostage, Washington, DC
02-Mar: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
05-Mar: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
06-Mar: Mtelus, Montreal, QC
09-Mar: History, Toronto, ON
10-Mar: Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
11-Mar: Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
12-Mar: The Sylvee, Madison, WI
13-Mar: Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15-Mar: The Palace, Minneapolis, MN
17-Mar: Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
18-Mar: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
19-Mar: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
21-Mar: PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
22-Mar: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
24-Mar: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

Europe
20-Apr: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
21-Apr: edel-optics.de Arena, Hamburg, DE
23- Apr: UFO im Velodrom, Berlin, De
24-Apr: Palladium, Cologne, De
25-Apr: TonHalle, Munich, De
26-Apr: Xtra, Zurich, CH
28-Apr: Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

UK
03-May: The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
04-May: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
06-May: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
07-May: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
08-May: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
16-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
17-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
18-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

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